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Insecurity: We Have scaled up security in Abuja – Police

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The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) said on Tuesday that it has deployed additional officers to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, following reports of attacks in various parts of the city.

This comes amid reported attacks and Panic among residents about the possibility of more attacks by terrorists in the future.

Lately, there were reports of how troops of the 7 Battalion of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guard Brigade were ambushed on Friday night around the Bwari Area Council of Abuja by terrorists suspected to be Boko-Haram.

The attack lead to the death of eight personnel and three soldiers injured.

This incident happen a few weeks after terrorists attacked the Kuje Prison in Abuja and freed hundreds of inmates, including high-profile criminals and Boko Haram suspects.

READ MORE: Kuje Break: 421 Escaped Inmates Recaptured, 454 At Large

One of the terrorists in a video threatened that his group would abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and some other governors in the country.

Reacting to the various incidents, the police urged residents to cooperate with its men in order to forestall attacks within the territory.

The IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, reassured that they would not be leaving any stone unturned to fortify the federal Capital Territory and its environs. He has ordered the additional deployment of assets to Strategic areas of the FCT while the Force Intelligence Bureau has been charged with robust Intelligence gathering and information sharing among other agencies.

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