By Olayinka Ajayi
The Federal Government of Nigeria has assured of adequate security measures to thwart any possible terror attack in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and elsewhere around the country, saying there is no cause for alarm despite the latest travel advisories by some Western countries.
Speaking in Abuja the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said ”We know terrorists have been massively degraded and put on the run, looking for soft targets to attack. Which is the nature of terrorism all over the world, as can be seen in recent attacks in the UK, France and Egypt, among others.
”for this reason, 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,” adding that: ”Such efforts are routinely stepped up during religious festivals.”
The Minister said the Federal Government will continue to take adequate measures to protect lives and properties of citizens and non-citizens alike, even as the military remains unrelenting in ensuring that terrorists neither regroup nor regain the capacity to carry out organized attacks.
“The Federal Government’s sensitization campaign on security, with the punchline ”if you see something, say something”, would be stepped up on national mass media. Citizens should be security conscious and to report suspicious people and objects to the security agencies.”