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US terror alert on Abuja false, says NSA Monguno

The federal government has described as false the terror alerts on Abuja released by the United States embassy and the United Kingdom high commission in Nigeria.

According to PRNigeria, the National Security Adviser (NSA), retired General Babagana Monguno, said this at a media briefing immediately after a Security Council Meeting presided over by President Muhamadu Buhari at the state house.

While assuring Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm, the NSA said the situation is under control.

Monguno said the alert was for American and British citizens and that the way it was released caused panic.

The NSA advised Nigerians to go about their daily activities without fear, saying the security agencies are in control and that Nigeria is safe.

Buhari met with security chiefs to further review and strengthen nation’s security network on Monday.

At the meeting were Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar; Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd); Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi.

Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor led the service chiefs including the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao to the meeting.

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