Criminals to Infiltrate State Capitals, FCT to Kidnap, Recruit for Terrorism, CBN Advises Staff


The Central Bank of Nigeria has issued security advisory to its workers as security situation deteriorates in the country.

In a memo sent from the Director, Security Services Department to all staff, on Thursday, the bank said there was elevated security alert condition in the country.

The apex bank said security intelligence reports have informed of plan by “undesirable elements” to infiltrate state capitals and the Federal Capital Territory in the country with the aim of kidnapping for ransom or recruitment into terrorism.

It said the attacks are likely to be carried out in the evenings and at nights.

The CBN advised its staff to exhibit caution at home and enroute work as well as other locations where abnormal activities might be going on to avoid falling victim.

It also urged workers to limit all social engagements to those that are necessary, adding that all branches should close at official schedule time to allow staff leave for home.

According to the advisory, staff of the bank should avoid traveling by or by air except if necessary.


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