The Defence Headquarters has assured residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and adjoining states that the military and other security agencies have been on red alert to ensure their safety.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, gave the assurance in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
Enenche said that the armed forces had intensified effective surveillance of the FCT and other states to checkmate the activities of the criminals.
He said that the assurance was “imperative sequel to a purported memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service warning its staff of a possible attack on the FCT.
“The Armed Forces, in conjunction with other security and response agencies, particularly the core intelligence agencies, hereby assure the public that preventive and pre-emptive 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 offensive 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,” he said.
It will be recalled that the military recently raided identified camps of the DarulSalam/Boko Haram terrorist groups in parts of Kogi and Nasarawa States.
The soldiers neutralised scores of the terrorists and rescued over 700 persons, including abductees, following verified intelligence reports on their locations.