The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has ordered heightened police presence in and around Abuja to ensure the protection of lives and properties amid fears of terror attacks.
The IGP gave the charge during the Force Management Team meeting at his office while receiving general security updates.
This development was announced by Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Tuesday.
Baba ordered a massive deployment of additional operatives and assets within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations), DIG Bala Zama Senchi will supervise and manage the deployment.
The Force cautioned Nigerians and the media on the dangers of false alarms and misinformation.
Baba reiterated the determination of the police to enhance the security architecture through intelligence gathering, deployments, and cutting-edge technology.
It would be recalled that insecurity has been rife since terrorists attacked the Kuje Prison a few weeks ago.
Insurgents ambushed Nigerian Army personnel twice, killing some soldiers, among them members of the Presidential Guards Brigade.