“Security situation not bad enough to warrant US, UK’s terror warning” – NSA Monguno

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, says the security situation in Nigeria does not warrant travel advisories and terror warnings from the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK).

Recall that the US authorised the evacuation of non-critical staff in the country, while the UK had asked its citizens not to embark on ‘non-essential’ movements in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

President Muhammadu Buhari, in his response, said that despite the terror alerts, attacks are not imminent. “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”, he had said.

Speaking after a security meeting at the instance of the President at the Presidential villa yesterday, Monguno insisted that Nigerians are not in danger.

The NSA urged Nigerians to go about their lives, adding that the security agencies are putting measures in place to forestall any attack.

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