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Boko Haram Threat to Attack Abuja: Security Agencies put men on alert; as FCTA reopens Nyanya Motor Park

Aftermath of threats by Boko Haram to attack Abuja during the fasting period by Muslims, the Police and other security agencies in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have declared their readiness to combat all forms of threat to lives and property.

This they said would be done by increasing intelligence and surveillance efforts and by raiding black spots within and around the city. FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa-Bello.

 At an emergency meeting of FCT Security Committee held to review the current security situation in the nation’s capital, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello charged the security agencies not to leave any stone unturned in making the threat fail.

 At the emergency meeting were the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye; FCT Police Commissioner; FCT Director of DSS; Nigerian Army (Guards Brigade & Garrison Command); Nigerian Air Force; Nigerian Navy; Customs; Immigration; NSCDC; Prisons, FRSC, NDLEA among others.

 The security chiefs noted with concern the recent threat by the Boko Haram sect to attack the FCT but said the threat was not being taken lightly as everything would be done to prevent attack on any part of the territory.

 Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory Administration has reopened Nyanya Motor Park after reviewing measures taken to secure the motor park.

 Recall that the park was the target of a bomb attack in 2014 which left many people dead and destroyed property worth hundreds of millions of naira.

 The meeting expressed satisfaction with the facilities put in place to secure the lives of commuters, who would be using the park and agreed that the park be immediately re-opened to the public.

 The meeting observed that the closure of the Nyanya motor park had given rise to many illegal motor parks around the area, which not only posed a threat to security but was also causing gridlock on that highway.

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