Terror threat: Julius Berger asks staff to keep off public places in Abuja


Julius Berger Nigeria PLC

Construction giant, Julius Berger, has urged it staff to keep off public places in the Federal Capital Territory over the weekend in line with the advisory issued by some foreign embassies of possible terror attack in the capital city.

In a statement issued on Saturday Julius Berger advised its staff to avoid public gatherings within the environment of FCT and if possible to relocate temporarily to other locations until Monday.

The statement reads in full: “In response to the ongoing security concern within the FCT and Central Abuja.

“It is advised to avoid all public events within the FCT environment, including supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and other areas where many meet.

This advice is applicable from, 28.10.2022 in the evening until Monday, 31.10.2022 in the morning.

“It remains possible to move to other JBN work or residential locations throughout the weekend.

“Your safety is our primary concern.”

The warning by the construction company came as the police also on Saturday dismissed reports in some sections of the media that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was saturated with explosive bombs.

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A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the report was fake and urged Nigerians to disregard it.

“It is surprising and disheartening to read in the news and on social media that bombs are being planted in every area of the FCT.

“It is unfortunate that the report is even coming from some individuals who are presumed to be peace ambassadors and patriotic agents of national unity.

“I don’t think it will do our country any good to continually spread such fearful rumours to further create more panic to citizens and residents of the FCT and
Nigeria at large,” he said.

According to him, FCT is safe and there is no imminent threat, neither is the FCT being saturated with bombs as speculated in the news.

He, therefore, urged FCT residents and Nigerians at large to disregard the news as fake.

Adejobi said the news was purportedly sponsored to create fear in people and heat up the polity.

He said the police would continue to adopt all effective operational strategies to decimate the activities of non-state actors and other criminal elements in the country.

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