Tension in FCT as soldiers mount roadblocks over fear of bandits attack

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Tension in FCT as soldiers mount roadblocks over fear of bandits attack

Nigeria Military have been on high alert over reports of an impending terrorist attack in Capital City, Abuja.

It was gathered that Security measures have been beefed up all over the city, according to Sun News, Soldiers have since been placed on alert and have been deployed to strategic locations to mount security checkpoints, monitor, prevent and arrest potential attackers.

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.

Tension in FCT as soldiers mount roadblocks over fear of bandits attack

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