The Defence Headquarters has assured residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and adjoining states that the military and other security agencies were capable of ensuring their safety.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.Gen. John Enenche, who gave the assurance in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, also stated that armed forces in collaboration with the intelligence agencies have intensified surveillance in the FCT and other states to nip in the bud any criminal activities.
He, therefore, urged residents to go about their normal businesses without fear.
Enenche’s assurances followed a purported memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service warning its staff on a possible attack on the FCT.
The statement read in part: “The Armed Forces in conjunction with other security and response agencies particularly the core intelligence agencies hereby assure the public that preventive and preemptive intelligence are ongoing.
“The general public is thus advised to go about their lawful businesses undeterred.
“Furthermore, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies wish to assure the general public that the offensives against the common enemies of this Nation will not cease until normalcy is restored in all parts of the country.
“Hence, the public is equally enjoined to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity accordingly.”