Terror alerts: Those arrested will be prosecuted, says IG

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali has assured that suspected terrorists arrested in connection with the plan to attack the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are to be prosecuted soon, Police.

Alkali said this at the 57th weekly ministerial briefing by the Presidential Communication Team in Abuja yesterday.

He gave reasons why security agencies engage terrorists and kidnappers in negotiations for the release of victims.

On the U.S. and UK terror alerts, Usman dismissed insinuations that the Federal Government tried to wave them off.

The Police chief, who noted that it was not out of place for embassies to issue such alerts to their citizens, said: ”Government has never dismissed an alert, but we only said it was made in such a way that our people became apprehensive.

”The embassies have their responsibilities to their citizens and they can give their advice. The government did not dismiss the alerts because they also informed us that they foresaw threats.

“On our part, we have also looked at what they put as threats as something that has been with us. Efforts are being made daily to see that those threats are mitigated or prevented from happening. That is what has been happening in Abuja and other parts of the country.

”Arrests have been made as at when due. Those arrested will be charged to court by any of the services which have them.”



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