…As Julius Berger, issues it’s own Advisory To Staff.
…Notwithstanding Police Insistence That News Over Imminent Attack Is Sponsored To Creat Fear Amongst FCT Residents.
By Charles Edet
The Sun on Sunday reported that the palpable tension in Abuja, following a terror alert released by the United States Government and the United Kingdom (UK), asking their citizens to leave the nation’s capital city, has assumed a worrisome dimension.
Notwithstanding pPolice I Insistence That News Over Imminent Attack Is Sponsored To Creat Fear Amongst FCT Residents
It reports that, presently, residential Estates in many parts of Abuja metropolis and the suburbs have shut their gates to visitors and non-residents.
This is even as scared residents have locked their doors with many malls, markets and other recreational centres deserted.
This is coming on the heels of an announcement by Julius Berger to shutdown operations until further notice, despite assurances by the Federal Government, downplaying the threat, saying that the country is safe.
The SUN Correspondents in a statement sighted yesterday, and signed by the Julius Berger Managing Director and Corporate Security Manager, Lars Bichter and Poul Nielsen respectively, the company advised its members of staff to avoid public premises during this weekend.
The statement read: “In response to the ongoing security concern within the FCT and Central Abuja.
“It is advised to avoid all public events within the FCT environment, including: supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and other areas where many meet. This advice is applicable from, 28.10.2022 in the evening until Monday, 31.10.2022 in the morning.
“It remains possible to move to other JBN work or residential locations throughout the weekend. Your safety is our primary concern.”
FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, said in her response to the latest development, “I don’t know anything about it.”
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the alert level in the FCT has been raised with roadblocks mounted in many parts, especially the periphery of Abuja, considered to be the exit and entry points.
A security source said that there are fears that terrorists may likely launch their attacks this weekend, despite series of arrests already made by the security agents.
The source said that security agents have been recalled from neighbouring states to beef up the security in Abuja, until the various cells where the terrorists operate from are identified and neutralised.
The security source, however, did not reveal the flash points and soft spots, where likely attacks may occur.
Credit: SunOnline. NDM edited Headline, content same.