The Inspector-General of Police, Baba Usman, has said the recent security alert should have been given to the police and not to the members of the public, while urging that the police are on top of the situation.
The United States and United Kingdom governments had released security alert, warning their citizens to steer clear of Abuja because of planned terrorist attack.
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Recall that ADULAWONEWS had earlier reported that multinational construction company, Julius Berger, closed down its operations in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The decision was sequel to the terror alert released by the United States government and the United Kingdom (UK), advising their citizens against travelling to Abuja.
It subsequently, urged citizens who are staying in Abuja to find a way to leave the city and those intending to come to Abuja to shelve the plan.
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IGP on Saturday while inaugurating a modern police station and barracks in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, reacted to the terror alert, according to PUNCH.
He said, “How can you enter the country and said there is security alert, you didn’t inform police, and you go around telling your people; don’t go to Abuja, return from Abuja.
“When you have information on security, it is proper to inform the police and we will find way to tackle it, instead of taking it to the public.
“I am urging media not to help them spread such information. We are working in synergy with other security agencies to ensure the safety of residents”
On the structure, IGP said the modern police stations and barracks had been built across six geo-political zones.
He urged the community to take ownership of the projects, noting that they were built with public money and they should protect it.
He appealed to them not to vandalize the edifice when having issue with the police, saying that the station will have a CCTV camera that will cover at least 2km.
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The Commissioner of police, Delta State, Ali Mohammed, commended the IGP for the edifice and other giant strides since assumption of office.
He said that the gesture would not only motivate for better performance but would also help in mitigating their challenges.