Nigeria uncover plot to bomb capital, Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force say it has “credible intelligence reports” indicating a plot to carry out attacks on the Abuja transport sector by insurgents believed to be the terrorist Boko Haram group.

“The attacks which are intended to cause panic amongst Abuja residents and visitors alike are planned to be perpetrated through suicide bombings, or through the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) concealed in luggage, bags, cans, and other receptacles, ” Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said in a statement on Saturday.

Mr. Mba, an assistant commissioner of police, said the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory and his colleagues in adjoining states to beef up security at major parks around Abuja and its environs.

The police urged the general public, “particularly those within and outside the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to be roundly vigilant and report any suspicious persons, objects, movements or activities to the Security Forces without delay”.

Motor parks operators were also strongly advised to discourage overnight parking of vehicles at motor parks, particularly by unknown persons while also urging park workers to reduce congestion at the parks “by disallowing the indiscriminate parking of private cars, tricycles and motorcycles at the precincts of motor parks”.

The Police High Command advised the “general public in other places outside the motor parks should also monitor their environments as the terrorists may likely shift attention having known that their plots have been uncovered” while also assuring citizens not to panic as “security forces are working round the clock to neutralize and effectively deal with the threat”.

The nation’s capital has been hit by insurgents in recent times with the most recent being the explosion at a Banex plaza shopping complex in the Wuse district of the city, which left at least 21 people dead and 52 others injured.

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