FG Tightens Security Around Abuja Over Intel On Planned Invasion By Terrorists, Deploys Troops

The Nigerian Army has deployed more troops around communities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as well as placed its men on red alert to contain a terrorist attack on the FCT.

Some of the villages and area councils located along the Abuja/Lokoja expressway namely Abaji, Kwali and Gwagwalada Area Councils are being fortified as well as Bwari, Zuba and areas close to the Kaduna Road.

Also, soldiers on condone and search operations have been dispatched to Giri close to the University of Abuja.

They have also mounted security checkpoints on all entry and exit points into the FCT.

The Nigerian Army, it was learnt, was also forced to open a Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Rijana, after the terrorists planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and blew off the rail lines successfully demobilising an Abuja-Kaduna train and abducting scores of passengers.

Aside from the roadblocks and security checkpoints, the soldiers are also carrying out snap checks in different parts of the city.

A military source told Sahara Reporters that the deployments became necessary to forestall any attack on the city.

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