Following United States warning  alert, the FCT Administration (FCTA) has beefed up security in the Abuja metropolis and its environs.

Similarly, FCTA has advised residents not to panic, stay calm and resolute, assuring that security agencies are on their toes to sustain peace, law and order.

The Director of Information, Muhammad Sule through a statement signed and released by him on Monday, noted that necessary arrangements have been made to safeguard lives and property.

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The spokesperson announced that FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello presided over an emergency meeting on Monday.

Bello charged the law enforcement community to do all within their powers to protect FCT residents from attacks.

The FCTA, however, dispelled the rumor that some schools have been closed.

Bello advised residents to cooperate with security agencies by volunteering credible and timely information.

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The ministry urged residents and visitors to go about their legitimate activities.

“Security agencies have been fully mobilized to checkmate any form of intrusion into the FCT”, the statement added.

Also on Monday, the Nigeria Police announced a Counter Terrorism Incident Simulation Exercise codenamed “Operation Darkin Gaggawa”.

Drills will be held at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday and Wednesday. Residents should expect the sounds of gunshots and explosives.

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