Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Police on Red Alert in Nigeria's capital Abuja

Over 50 police vehicles, including armoured cars, were on patrol on selected streets in the capital of Nigeria, Abuja as a counter measure to recent clashes between polices forces and the Islamic fundamentalist group called Boko Haram (Education is Sin) that has so far left over a hundred people dead in Northern Nigeria.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu released this statement about the patrol in Abuja:

"There is no problem in Abuja. Area is calm and peaceful, and as for the mobile policemen on patrol, they are just performing their statutory duty of protecting lives and properties. There is nothing abnormal about their patrol. No cause for alarm."

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