Heavy shootings have been reported around Ministers Hill & Dantata Bridge in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The source of shooting or number of casualties is yet to be established. Earlier in the day, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, ordered a beef up of security in the FCT in order to forestall security breach by the terrorists.
Apprehension greeted many parts of Abuja following the invasion of Kuje Prison by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) on July 5, 2022.
In a statement on Tuesday, Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the IGP had charged the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to collaborate with residents in order to ward off adversaries.
He explained that the force is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the miscreants were routed.
”We are not leaving any stone unturned to fortify the Federal Capital Territory and its environs.
”The IGP has ordered for additional deployment of assets to Strategic areas of the FCT while the Force Intelligence Bureau has been charged on robust Intelligence gathering and information sharing amongst other agencies.
”All residents of the FCT are urged to synergise and be on the same page with the Police and other security agencies in making sure that we forestall any ugly incidences in and around the FCT,” the statement read.