The Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba has given strong security warning to the Commissioners of Police in Abuja and Jos of plans by the terrorist sect Boko Haram to strike their regions.
The security alert was contained in a circular forwarded to the two commissioners of police and signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, Idowu Owohunwa, an acting CP.
The IGP noted that an intelligence report with a circular carrying a reference number TB:0900/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.TI/47 was titled ‘Terror elements to expand frontiers of attack.’ revealed that terrorists are planning to attack Abuja and Jos.
The acting IGP in the circular charged the commissioners of police to review their security architecture and beef up security around government facilities particularly in Abuja and Jos to make sure there is no security breach.
The circular reads: “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.
“The proposed attacks would be coordinated by the duo of Muhammad Sani, a Boko Haram commander, Stationed 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, mobilize more security agents with a view to checkmating the dastardly plans of this marauding terrorists.”