On Monday, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said it would review the security advisory over a possible terror attack in Abuja by the United States Embassy.
The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria informed its nationals of the high risk of terror attacks on Sunday, specifically in Abuja, advising its citizens to avoid all non-essential travel or movement, avoid crowds, stay alert, and review their personal security plans.
Police To Review U.S. Security Alert On Possible Terror Attacks In Abuja
However, a statement by the Nigeria police spokesperson Olumuyiwa Adejobi promises Nigerians and all other immigrants in the country that it would effectively review the security advisory issued by the U.S. embassy.
Adejobi said, "The police force now assures Nigerians and all other citizens and visitors in the nation that it will successfully review the security advisory issued in Abuja by the United States of America Embassy."
He added that the police would not take any threat intelligence for granted, whether actionable or not, adding that there is no cause for alarm.
He noted that Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered the commissioner of police in Abuja, the tactical squad heads, and other State Command CPs to develop security management within their jurisdictions.
I am stating that they give the necessary support, logistics, and deployments necessary to provide safety to all and sundry in the country.
According to the spokesman, the IGP declared that "Operation Darkin Gaggawa," a counterterrorism incident simulation exercise, would begin immediately.
This medium will take place between Tuesday, October 25, and Wednesday, October 26, at the police officers' wives association school and the force headquarters.
Adejobi also mentioned the use of blank ammunition, diversion of traffic, and other operational personnel and resources utilized in the exercise.
Regarding responding to terrorist attacks and other violent crimes, its design enhances interoperability and synergy between various units and formations of the force.
He urges everyone not to panic at the sounds of gunshots and explosives during the exercise.
According to Adejobi, the police will work continually with other security agencies to ensure all states in the country are safe, especially the FCT.