The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, has ordered the immediate deployment of police personnel in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the spokesperson, the IGP gave the order on Monday while receiving general security updates on the nation.

He equally charged the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Department of Operations, DIG Bala Zama Senchi, to supervise and manage the deployment to ensure maximum security in the FCT as well as surrounding states with a high risk of attacks resonating from the threats being speculated on the news, as the Force does not and will never handle any information with kid gloves.

The IGP reiterated the firm determination of the Police leadership to continue to explore avenues to enhance the security architecture in the country, through intelligence gathering, operational deployments and application of cutting-edge technology to decimate the activities of criminal elements across the country.

The statement comes amid reported attacks and panic among residents about the possibility of more attacks by terrorists in the Federal capital.