The Joint Security Team of the Federal Capital Territory has refuted claims that the FCT is under attack by Boko Haram terrorists.
In a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the FCT police command, Maryam Yusuf, the team categorised the publications as “mischievious” and targeted at “creating palpable tension among the well-spirited residents of the FCT.”
The statement read in part: “Contrary to the speculation, the Heads of Security Agencies (HOSA) in the Federal Capital Territory in the bid to address security concerns within the FCT held a strategic meeting on Thursday 29th April, 2021, where the team resolved to deploy alternative proactive crime-fighting measures within the FCT, particularly in areas with challenging terrain including aggressive motorized/foot patrols.
“However, the patrols will be conducted in line with the peculiarities of every terrain within the territory. In other words, the team has adopted the use of motorcycles, horses and other technical means of gathering intelligence to checkmate criminality within the Federal Capital Territory.”
The Joint Security Team, however, called on residents to remain calm, law-abiding and verify information before circulating such to avoid creating panic amongst members of the public.