Fear of militants: Security tightened at the Presidential Villa

Nigerian militants

The Presidency is not taking the threats made by Niger Delta Militants lightly as the security around the Presidential Villa was on Tuesday increased, The Punch reports.

The militants, under the aegis of Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, had in a statement threatened to bomb the Presidential Villa, National Assembly and the Central Bank of Nigeria, in an effort to wage war against the Nigerian government for reasons yet to be made clear.

The group also threatened to bomb the Defence Headquarters, Department of State Services Headquarters, Police Headquarters, NNPC Towers, Supreme Court/Appeal Court and Agip Headquarters, Abuja, Shell Headquarters, Lagos; Chevron Headquarters, Lagos; Exxon Mobil, Lagos; NLNG, Lagos; and Abuja offices; Kaduna refinery; and all military formations in the country.

The paper reports that riot policemen were posted to the two main gates of the Presidential Villa.

Military officials were also spotted alongside operatives of the Department of State Services mounted surveillance at the gates.

The security agents are reportedly carrying out a thorough check on vehicles entering and leaving the premises, with the DSS rechecking vehicles that have already been searched by the police.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail