No ex­plo­sion in Karu – FCTA

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ben Atonko

The Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FCTA) has dis­cred­ited in­for­ma­tion that there was a bomb in­ci­dent in Karu, FCT.

A state­ment by Chief Press Sec­re­tary to the FCTA, Muham­mad Hazat Sule, yesterday read: “It has come to the at­ten­tion of the FCT Ad­min­is­tra­tion that there were ru­mours mak­ing the round that a bomb ex­plo­sion hap­pened around Karu Satel­lite Town, sub­urb of Abuja on Satur­day night, which is un­true.

“The FCT Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary, Engr. John Obinna Chukwu wishes to as­sure the res­i­dents of the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory that the ru­mour is un­founded.”

The state­ment ex­plained that the FCT Po­lice Com­mis­sioner, Wil­son Inalegwu in com­pany of se­cu­rity agents have combed Orozo to Nyanya and Karu up to Mararaba, in Nasarawa State with­out ob­serv­ing any sign of bomb ex­plo­sion.

The Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary there­fore urged res­i­dents to dis­re­gard the in­for­ma­tion, de­scrib­ing it as base­less.

Chukwu as­sured that the se­cu­rity agen­cies have in­ten­si­fied sur­veil­lance of the en­tire ter­ri­tory in or­der to nip in the bud any in­ci­dents.

He re­newed the call on res­i­dents to be se­cu­rity con­scious, vig­i­lant and re­port any sus­pi­cious per­son(s) or move­ment(s) to nearby se­cu­rity agents.

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