Nigerian govt issues security alert ahead of October 1

The Nigerian government has alerted the general public to heightened security activities preparatory to the country’s 61st Independence anniversary.

This was contained in a statement released in Abuja on Friday and signed by Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

The Minister advised residents of the Federal Capital Territory and its environs not to panic and go about their legitimate activities.

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He urged residents to report any suspicious movement to the relevant security agencies.

”Residents are enjoined to report suspicious persons and movements to the security agencies through the following numbers: 09-6305396, 08031230631, 08032003557 and 122,” the statement added.

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