FCT COUNTER TERRORISM OPERATIONS: IGP USMAN BABA TAKES PROACTIVE MEASURES TO FORESTALL TERROR ATTACKS.
“…the IGP has directed the commencement of a Counter Terrorism Incident Simulation Exercise codenamed “Operation Darkin Gaggawa…”
FPRO, Muyiwa Adejobi.
NationalDetectivemagazine.com.ng October 24, 2022
By Charles Edet
The Nigerian Police has signaled its determination to nip terror threats in Abuja and across the states of the federation, following the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to commence a counter terrorism operation over intelligence reports from the DSS and US alerts on possible terror attacks in FCT and other parts of the country.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement issued on Monday 24th October, 2022, in reaction to gathered Intelligence report and the advisory by the United States, assured Nigerians and foreigners in Abuja and elsewhere of adequate security.
The alarm raised by U.S Embassy on Sunday 22/10/2022, warned that terrorists were targeting some locations in the nation’s capital.
Muyiwa said the Force after reviewing the advisory commenced taking necessary steps as the lead agency in internal security.
The Force Spokesman said there is no cause for alarm as all hands were on deck to collectively nip terror threats in the bud.
The FPRO announced that Inspector-General Usman Baba has ordered the Commissioners of Police, FCT, and 36 states to restrategize security management within their jurisdictions.
He added that the required support, logistics, and deployments necessary for safety will be provided to commands.
In addition to the measures to forestall terror attacks, the IGP has directed the commencement of a Counter Terrorism Incident Simulation Exercise codenamed “Operation Darkin Gaggawa”.
According to the FPRO, the drill will hold within the Force Headquarters and the Police Officers Wives Association School (POWAS) opposite the force headquarters on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“The exercise will involve diversion of traffic, use of blank ammunition, and other operational manpower and assets.
“It is designed to improve interoperability and synergy between different Units and Formations of the Force in response to terrorist incidents and other violent crimes.”
Muyiwa, urged the public not to panic at the sounds of explosives and gunshots during the exercise.