The defence headquarters (DHQ) says it is working to prevent the planned Bokon Haram attacks which the Nigeria Customs Service alerted Nigerians of.
John Enenche, DHQ spokesman, said the nation’s armed forces have been placed on red alert to combat any crime.
In an internal memo, customs had said Boko Haram insurgents were planning to carry out attacks in some locations across the federal capital territory (FCT), and in Kogi and Nasarawa states.
But in a statement on Sunday, Enenche said “preventive and preemptive intelligence” are ongoing to forestall such attacks.
He said: “The Defence Headquarters wish to reassure residents of FCT and other adjoining States that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies have been on red alert to combat crime and ensure effective surveillance of the Federal Capital Territory and other States of the country.
“This is imperative sequel to a purported memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service warning its staff on a possible attack on the FCT.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria working together with other security and response agencies particularly the core intelligence agencies hereby assure the general public that preventive and preemptive intelligence are ongoing. The general public is thus advised to go about their lawful businesses undeterred.
“Furthermore, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies wish to assure the general public that the offensives against the common enemies of this Nation will not cease until normalcy is restored in all parts of the country.”
He also urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity accordingly.