The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has notified commissioners of police in Abuja and Jos about an imminent attack by Boko Haram insurgents.
Baba, in a circular signed by his Principal Staff Officer, Idowu Owohunwa, and addressed to the commissioners of police in Abuja and Jos, said intelligence report revealed that terrorists are planning to attack Abuja and Jos.
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The circular with reference number TB: 0900/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.TI/47 obtained by The Punch was titled ‘Terror elements to expand frontiers of attack.’
It read, “Intelligence report at the disposal of the Inspector-General of Police has uncovered plans by Boko Haram terrorists to attack major cities in the country, particularly in Jos, Plateau and the FCT, Abuja.
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“The proposed attacks would be coordinated by the duo of Muhammad Sani, a Boko Haram commander, domiciled in Sambisa Forest and his deputy, Suleiman, hibernating around Lawan Musa Zango, Gashua, Yobe State.
“In light of the above, it is the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that you review your security architecture across all critical government infrastructures and police facilities in your jurisdiction with a view to checkmating the dastardly plans of this marauding terrorists.
“Accept the assurances of my warmest regards, please.”