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Nigerian Govt Describes Recent US Terror Alert As False, Irresponsible

The Nigerian Federal Government has described as false and irresponsible the security alerts on perceived heightened insecurity in Nigeria, with particular emphasis on Abuja, the nation’s federal capital, issued by the United States and the United Kingdom in Nigeria.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), retired General Babagana Monguno, who spoke to newsmen today, October 31, after a Security Council Meeting, presided over by President Muhamadu Buhari at the Presidential villa, Abuja, assured Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm and that the situation is under control.
General Monguno insisted that the alert was for American and British citizens and that the way it was released complicated the situation.
According to him, the alert was simply an unnecessary distraction and that nothing untoward so far.
The NSA advised Nigerians to go about their daily activities without fear, saying that the security agencies are in control and that Nigeria country is safe.
President Buhari had called for emergency security meeting during which time he met with security chiefs to further review and strengthen nation’s security network.
The President had to suspend some of his official engagements, including the inauguration of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) new Technology and Innovation complex to preside over the emergency meeting with the security chiefs.
In attendance at the meeting were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, as well as the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.
Also in attendance were the Minister of Defence, retired Major General Bashir Magashi; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor led the service chiefs including the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao to the meeting.

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Source: PRNigeria.

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