Emerging report reaching on Thursday morning, indicates that the Federal Lawmakers in Abuja, have been notified of a possible attack by boko haram terrorists any moment from now, on the National Assembly Complex, and other public buildings in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Several Members of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday, confirmed that they have been notified of the imminent attack by the terrorist group.
One of them, who is from a State in the South-West, said that his presence would henceforth be limited on the premises.
His words: “That is the Security alert I saw today. I am already moving out of here. I will only be around when there is a major reason to do so. Nowhere is safe in the country anymore.”
Already, the notice on the impending attack has been made available to the Federal Lawmakers.
The notice was sent to the Speaker of the House of Reps., Femi Gbajabiamila, other Principal Officers, and all Members of the House.
The ‘Security alert’, dated May 4, 2021, was issued by Chairman of the House Committee on Internal Security, National Assembly, Mr. Usman Shiddi.
It was titled: ‘Re: planned insurgent attacks on VIP locations, government facilities and assets in Abuja’.
The alert reads: “I refer to the above subject of which a copy of the Intelligence report from the Force Intelligence Bureau of the Nigeria Police Force in the National Assembly Complex, has been made available to my office.
“The report indicates planned insurgent attacks by some elements of Boko Haram, on some VIP locations, government facilities and assets in Abuja, including the National Assembly complex.
“In view of the above intelligence, I have considered it paramount to advise that all members should, henceforth, use the presidential gate for ingress and egress.
“This is to avoid the unforeseen congestions that are sometimes encountered at the main gates, since such congestions could easily be the targets for these insurgent elements.
“Security Agencies are however, actively on top of the issue to unravel and to contain the intended menace. Accept the assurances of my highest regards, please.”
Security has been beefed up in and around the Complex, since Thursday, last week.
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