The commissioner for Police in the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja, Sadiq Bello, says the plot by Boko Haram insurgents to attack the federal capital territory and six other states is real but that the police and other security agencies are working hard to prevent the occurrence of any attack. Bello said this when he spoke at a stakeholders’ forum in Abuja yesterday December 7th.
“The threat to attack the city is real. However, we want to assure members of the public that we are working in collaboration with other sister security agencies to ensure that we all enjoy a peaceful Yuletide. We are doing a lot but we don’t want to mention the strategy so that the men of the underworld don’t take advantage of it. We are doing a lot especially with our sister security agencies. We have already mapped out strategies and we have already commenced that. It may involve massive raids, massive visibility policing, vigorous stop and search and we would also embark on intelligence gathering. Police work is not magic, we depend on members of the public to make contribution and that is why we are urging members of the public to come up with useful information that would help us nip crimes in the bud.”
Recall that last week, the UK and US governments issued a travel advisory to their citizens not to travel to the FCT, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe during this yuletide as there might be an attack by members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.