he Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba has ordered the reorganisation of security management in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Monday in Abuja, said the order followed the security advisory issued by the US Embassy on Sunday in Abuja.
The I-G directed the Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the FCT and other heads of tactical squads to restrategise security management in the territory.
Baba said the Force Headquarters would continue to avail CPs across the country with required support, logistics, and deployments necessary for providing safety nationwide.
He pledged the commitment of the Nigeria Police to continue working with other security agencies to make every part of Nigeria safe, including the FCT.
The I-G also announced the immediate commencement of a Counter Terrorism Incident Simulation Exercise codenamed “Operation Dirkin Gaggawa”.
He said the operation would hold within the Force Headquarters and the Police Officers Wives Association School in Abuja on Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to him, the operation is in furtherance to the zeal and strategies to decimate activities of non-state actors and other criminal elements in the FCT and other parts of the country.
Baba said it was also to analyse and de-escalate threats gathered from various intelligence at the Force’s disposal, including the U.S advisory.
The I-G said the exercise would involve diversion of traffic, use of blank ammunition and other operational manpower and assets.
He explained that the aim was to improve inter-operability and synergy among different units and formations of the Force in response to terrorist incidents and other violent crimes.
He therefore, urged the public not to panic at the sounds of explosives and gunshots during the exercise.
Baba reiterated the commitment of the Force to deploy tactical and operational assets for effective intelligence gathering, to ensure safety of lives and property within the country.