After the US warned of planned terror attacks, the Department of State Services (DSS) said there would not be a joint operation with American soldiers.
Peter Afunanya, a spokesman for the DSS, told PRNigeria that the security agency did not fight alongside foreign troops.
“We did not work with American soldiers on a joint operation, as was widely reported in the news.
“We worked with other agencies to do an operation in an Abuja Estate, but no foreign troops were involved,” he said to make it clear.
During the raid on Trademore Estate, people who were thought to be members of Boko Haram or the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) were taken into custody.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Embassy said that the Department of State had given permission for its staff and their families in Abuja to leave the country.
The US also told its citizens in Nigeria not to go to the country’s capital for now, and those who were already there were told to leave or stay out of sight.
“U.S. citizens should think about leaving Abuja using commercial options that are available,” the advisory said.