Tension in Abuja over alert of Terrorists’ Attack, Soldiers mount Roadblocks
EMERGENCY DIGEST- The Capital City of Abuja is on high alert over reports of an impending Terrorist attack.
According to Sun, Soldiers have since been placed on alert and have been deployed to strategic locations to mount security checkpoints, monitor, prevent and arrest potential attackers.
It was gathered that Security measures has been beefed up all over the city.
The Nigerian military obtained security reports late Tuesday which indicated that attackers were planning to enter the FCT through the Abuja-Keffi expressway and other entry points. The report further disclosed that the soldiers have mounted roadblocks at all entry and exit points into the FCT, and are conducting stop and search operations on specific vehicles and passengers.
The operation, which began midnight Tuesday, is said to have led to the arrest of some suspects who are now assisting the security operatives with useful information. The roadblocks have since caused difficulty in the movement of motorists, especially those who live along the Abuja-Keffi expressway in areas like Kugbo, Karu, Jokwoyi, Orozo, Karshi, Nyanya, Mararaba, One-man village, Masaka, among other satellite towns.
The roadblocks were mounted by soldiers of the Guards Brigade, who are responsible for the security of the President, his immediate family, VIPs, as well as the FCT and its environs.
Some residents told the newspaper that they left their homes as early as 6:30 am but are yet to arrive at their places of work.