by Etim Ekpimah
The Akwa Ibom State Government said it had received text messages from the Boko Haram terrorist group threatening to attack public places in the state.
A statement issued on Friday evening by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, said the public places targeted include churches, markets and schools, among others.
Umanah advised members of the public to be security conscious and be extra-vigilant by reporting suspicious movements to security personnel for immediate action.
He assured residents of their safety, saying government had directed security agencies to step up surveillance to prevent likely attack on the state.
Umanah urged the residents to go about their legitimate businesses as government was poised to sustain the peace being enjoyed in the state.
The state government, however, frowned at the re-emergence of activities of commercial motorcyclists in Uyo metropolis despite the existing ban on their operations.