The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has revealed plans by the Boko Haram and Islamic State for West Africa Province terrorists to unleash mayhem on residents of some places including Lagos, Abuja, Katsina and Kano States.
The NSCDC raised the alarm in a leaked report addressed to all its commands dated July 25 and entitled, “Re: Heightened plots by terrorists to stage coordinated attacks in parts of the country.”
In the report the Deputy Commandant General Controller in charge of Operations, DD Mungadi, signed, the security agency said, it got wind of the brutal plot, adding that the terrorists have possessed various forms of ammunition in preparation for the operation.
It reads in part, “We have received credible intelligence that Boko-Haram and the ISWAP terrorist groups have mobilised fighters and high calibre weapons particularly Rocket-propelled Grenade launchers, Anti-Aircraft guns, and General Purpose Machine Guns which they intend to deploy for the offensive in Katsina State.”
Continued, “In another development, two separate bandits groups are plotting coordinated attacks on North-West, North Central and South West (Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kogi, FCT and Lagos respectively).
“Consequently, the Commandant General has directed you to scale up deployment in all strategic places including Schools, Worship Centres, and Critical National Assets in your respective states, to checkmate any possible threats by these criminal elements. Please treat as urgent.”