The Police High Command on Saturday again dismissed the alleged massive planting of bombs e in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement, described the report as false and fake news which should be ignored.

He said there was no element of truth in fresh speculations making the rounds that bombs were being planted everywhere in the nation’s Federal Capital Territory by terrorists as parts of plans to strike the city.

According to the FPRO, “it is surprising and disheartening to read in the news and on social media that bombs are being planted in every area of the Federal Capital Territory, even from some individuals who are presumed to be peace ambassadors and patriotic agents of national unity in Nigeria.

“I don’t think it will do our country any good to continually spread such fearful rumours to further create more panic among citizens and residents of the FCT and Nigeria at large.

“We still reiterate that the Federal Capital Territory is safe and there is no imminent threat, neither is the FCT being saturated with bombs as speculated in the news.

“We, therefore, urge residents of the FCT and Nigerians at large 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.”


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