Tension in FCT, Jabi Mall Shut, as DSS Heightens Arrest of ISWAP Terrorists
Five Islamic State West Africa Province commanders and 30 fighters were detained due to a joint operation initiated by the Department of State Services, the National Intelligence Agency, the police, and other security agencies that were effective in dismantling a terror cell.
The suspected terrorists were found at their various hideouts in Abuja, Mararaba, and other outlying Federal Capital Territory communities. The suspects were being held at a DSS facility, our correspondent learned.
The arrests were made as tensions in the nation's capital rose as the well-known Jabi Lake Mall on Thursday closed its doors to patrons and customers due to a security crisis.
The FCT Administration claimed that demolishing the shanties on the Law School property was necessary as part of security measures to deter criminal activity.
Additionally, the UK issued a new security advisory cautioning British nationals against traveling to Abuja and 14 other states.
As a result, many people chose to skip work, which added to the already present worry among the locals.
In addition, consular services have been suspended by the US Mission and the British High Commission.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.