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Police: No bombs in Abuja — FCT is safe

The police have reacted to the rumour of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) being rigged with bombs.

There have been wild rumours of the FCT under threat of terror attacks following the security alert by the US Embassy in Abuja.

The US Embassy had asked its staff to leave Nigeria’s capital, alleging that a terror attack was imminent.

Speaking on the wild rumours, the police said the FCT is safe.

“It is surprising and disheartening to read in the news and on social media that bombs are being planted in every area of the Federal Capital Territory, even from some individuals who are presumed to be peace ambassadors and patriotic agents of national unity in Nigeria,” Muyiwa Adejobi, police spokesman, said.

“I dont think it will do our country any good to continually spread such fearful rumours to further create more panic to citizens and residents of the FCT and Nigeria at large.

“We still reiterate that the Federal Capital Territory is safe and there is no imminent threat, neither is the FCT being saturated with bombs as speculated in the news. We therefore urge residents of the FCT and Nigerians at large to disregard this fake news which was purportedly sponsored to create fear in our people and heat up the polity.

“We will continue to adopt all effective operational strategies to decimate the activities of non-state actors and other criminal elements in the country.”

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