ABUJA: THE Defence Headquarters has dismissed reports of impending terror attacks in western parts of Nigeria. It described the development as disheartening and falsehood aimed at causing unnecessary panic among the populace. Concerted efforts were being made by the military and other security agencies to contain the menace of terrorism in the North East with tremendous success, the Defence said.
Thus it was disheartening to hear of some unfounded rumours of impending terror attack in western parts of the country, the uniformed forces stated. “Those who seek to spread falsehood in order to cause unnecessary panic among the populace are hereby warned to stop forthwith,” Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, said. He advised the public to disregard such rumours and go about their normal businesses.
Abubakar also called on the people to report suspicious or unusual movement of persons to security agencies. The Acting Director of Defence Information also assured that the military was working hard to end terrorism in the country. “We want to advise the general public to disregard such rumours and go about their normal businesses,” he said.
“Any suspicious or unusual movement of persons should be reported to security agencies as the military is working round the clock to put an end to terrorism,” he said.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY