Fear Engulfs National Assembly, CBN Issues Warning

Amidst the insecurity in Nigeria, fear has engulfed the National Assembly complex and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. gathered that there was apprehension in the National Assembly complex as operatives subjected lawmakers, their aides and visitors to thorough stop-and-search at the gates of the complex.

Security operatives at the National Assembly Complex asked staff and journalists to provide staff identification, a move that created a massive traffic gridlock at the complex.

Earlier, the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, opined that Boko Haram fighters were just two hours away from the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

In a related development, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, had issued a security advisory to inform all staff to take note of the country’s high-security alert condition and the need to take special care in their daily activities.

According to the advisory, security intelligence reports show that criminal elements plan to infiltrate various parts of the country, particularly state capitals and the FCT, to perpetrate crimes of abduction and kidnapping.

The CBN noted that there are indications that such criminal activities would be carried out in the evenings and at night.

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However, the CBN advised its staff to exhibit extra caution while at home, en route work, among other locations.

The apex bank also advised its staff to limit all social engagements, retire home immediately after office hours, take special care to ensure that homes are sufficiently secured, avoid public drinking places and restaurants after hours.

The bank further advised them to avoid travels except necessary, contact heads of security at the location of a trip for additional advisory and keep contact numbers or relevant security agencies within reach.

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