President Muhammadu has urged the nation’s security establishment and citizens to continue being vigilant and careful with security, saying it is important to avoid panic.
He urged citizens to remain calm in the wake of the recent changes in travel advice from the US and UK governments, adding that it should not be a cause for panic.
According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shahu on Friday, Buhari said Nigeria is no exception in having terror threats listed in foreign government’s travel advice to their citizens.
He also noted that UK and US travel advisories also state there is a high likelihood of terror attacks in many Western European nations.
The statement further read, “Indeed, the UK and US advice to their respective citizens for travel to one another’s countries contain the same warning. Unfortunately, terror is a reality the world over.
“However, it does not mean an attack in Abuja is imminent. Since the July prison raid, security measures have been reinforced in and around the FCT. Heightened monitoring and interception of terrorist communications ensure potential threats are caught further upstream.
“Attacks are being foiled. Security agents are proactively rooting out threats to keep citizens safe – much of their work unseen and necessarily confidential.
“Nigerians’ safety remains the highest priority of government. Security services are working around the clock to keep harm at bay.
“The President gives assurances that the government is on top of the security situation in country.