Roads in and out of Abuja are under heavy security presence, following reports that terrorists and bandits planned to attack the Federal Capital Territory.
Soldiers and other security operatives have been stationed in different locations to prevent any possible attack by the terrorists.
Reports have indicated that the nation’s capital is no longer immune from attack as it has been surrounded by terrorists and bandits operating in neighbouring states.
On Tuesday, the University of Abuja was attacked by bandits who abducted some staff members and their families.
Security reports obtained by the Nigerian Army after the attack on Uniabuja indicated that attackers were planning to enter the FCT through the Abuja-Keffi Expressway and carry out more attacks.
Troops have been placed on high alert and deployed to strategic locations where they are mounting checkpoints to monitor, prevent and arrest any potential attacker.
It was learnt that soldiers have mounted roadblocks at all entry and exit points into the FCT, and are conducting stop and search operations on specific vehicles and passengers.
Motorists, especially those who live along the Abuja-Keffi expressway in areas like Kugbo, Karu, Jokwoyi, Orozo, Karshi, Nyanya, Mararaba, One-man village, Masaka, among other satellite towns, are finding it difficult traversing the road as a result of roadblocks mounted by soldiers.