Explosives have been found in one of the flats at Trademore Estate in Lugbe, Abuja, by the Department of State Security (DSS) and American soldiers. After searching the estate, the security personnel reportedly detained two suspected terrorists.
This information was provided to residents in a message from the Trademore Estate management. “It’s no longer News that there was a High-Powered Sting Operation in Phase 3 this afternoon, culminating in a complete shutdown of our estate,” stated the notification distributed to residents by Adewale Adenaike, the estate’s chairman. The American Army and our DSS team worked together to solve the problem.
“We are unable to give full details of the reason(s) behind the operation, however, we can confirm that there was an allegation of terrorist activities. It is therefore desperately incumbent on every resident to remain vigilant, Know Your Neighbours and report any suspicious movement, person or activities to the Exco, Street Reps and/the Police.
“We will continue to do our utmost best to keep the estate safe for all of us. Everyone is responsible for security and there should be no iota of abdication of this responsibility. Finally, let’s remain calm and continue to carry out our daily activities within the parameters of the Law.”
The US embassy in Abuja and the UK had previously sounded the alarm about a potential terrorist attack on the nation’s capital just a few days prior. The American administration has started to evacuate its citizens. However, the federal administration has brushed off the danger, claiming that Nigeria is secure.