BREAKING: Police refute claims of planted bombs across Abuja
The Nigeria Police Force has refuted the speculation that bombs have been buried across Abuja.
Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi issued a statement on Saturday.
The FPRO noted that it was disheartening that some persons were spreading false information after the terror alert by the United States, the United Kingdom, and others.
Adejobi said among the individuals making the claim are presumed peace ambassadors and patriotic agents of national unity in Nigeria.
He said the broadcast of fearful rumours to further create more panic in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) would do the country no good.
Adejobi insists Abuja is safe and there is no imminent threat, nor is the FCT saturated with bombs as speculated.
The police advised residents “to disregard this fake news which was purportedly sponsored to create fear in our people and heat up the polity”.
“We will continue to adopt all effective operational strategies to decimate the activities of non-state actors and other criminal elements in the country.”