The Federal Government on Sunday has said there is no cause for alarm over alleged plans by Boko Haram to attack the Federal Capital Territory and elsewhere around the country.
This was in a statement by Segun Adeyemi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Sunday.
Why it matters:
The United States and British governments had warned its citizens over threats by Boko Haram to attack the FCT during Christmas.
What the FG said:
The statement said “there is no cause for alarm despite the latest travel advisories by some Western countries”.
”We know that the terrorists, who have been massively degraded and put on the run, have been looking for soft targets to attack.
“This is the nature of terrorism all over the world, as can be seen in recent attacks in the UK, France and Egypt, among others.
”That is why the Nigerian security agencies have continued to be on the alert, even if their efforts have been largely unobtrusive so as not to disrupt the daily activities of the citizenry.
”Such efforts are routinely stepped up during religious festivals,” he said.
He reiterated that the military remained unrelenting in ensuring that the terrorists neither regrouped nor regain the capacity to carry out organized attacks.