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NSA Responses to UK, US: Security Situation Not Severe Enough To Require Terror Warning

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According to national security adviser Babagana Monguno, the US and UK shouldn’t provide travel advice or terror warnings because of the security situation in Nigeria (UK).

The UK has warned its residents to avoid making “non-essential” moves in the federal capital territory, while the US allowed non-critical personnel in the country to depart (FCT).

In response, President Muhammadu Buhari said that despite the terror alerts, no attacks are about to happen.

But this does not always portend a coming attack in Abuja. Security measures have been strengthened in and around the FCT since the jail raid in July.

Increased surveillance and interceptions of terrorist communications guarantee that possible threats are discovered earlier. Attacks are thwarted.

Monguno assured reporters that Nigerians are safe following a security meeting held at Buhari’s request at the presidential mansion on Monday.

The NSA advised Nigerians to carry on with their daily activities and added that the security services are putting precautions in place to thwart any attacks.

The service chiefs, vice president Yemi Osinbajo, secretary to the government of the federation Boss Mustapha, and president’s chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari were all present at the meeting.

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