…DHQ, Police to public: we’re on top of situation
Information reaching us at Checkout Magazine has it that leaked intelligence report indicated the likely existence of Boko Haram camps in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Reports also suggest that the terror group allegedly set up camps in Kogi and Nasarawa — states sharing boundaries with the FCT.
However, reacting to this situation, security agents last night urged the people to go about their lawful duties with an assurance of protection, having put operatives on the red alert.
The indications were contained in an internal memo of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), which leaked to the public on Saturday, created the anxiety in the nation’s capital.
The memo, signed by the Deputy Comptroller (Enforcement Headquarters) and dated August 20, said: “Information reaching the Comptroller-General of Customs (C66) reveals the existence of Boko Hamm Terrorist Camps (BHTs) in and around the Federal Capital Territory.
“Further reports have it that they are planning to attack some selected targets within the territory. They are reported to have set up their camps in the following identified enclaves;
“Consequently, you are to be at alert and security conscious in your environment at all times. Ensure wide circulation, please.”
A statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Maj-Gen. John Enenche, said “preventive and preemptive intelligence are ongoing” against terrorists.
The statement said: “The Defence Headquarters wishes to reassure residents of FCT and other adjoining states that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies have been on red alert to combat crime and ensure effective surveillance of the Federal Capital Territory and other states of the country.
“This is imperative sequel to a purported memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service warning its staff on a possible attack on the FCT.
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