- The Defence Headquarters says it has alerted security agencies to stay on guard
- The move, it said, followed the Customs' circular putting its officers on alert as well
- The alert is about an alleged plot by Boko Haram to attack Abuja, the nation's capital
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says it has put Nigerian military and other security agencies on red alert over the alleged plot by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the nation's capital.
Defence spokesperson, Major General John Enenche, said plans have been put in place to stop any attack.
The DHQ assured citizens of safety and urged them to go about their duties without worries.
DHQ shared the statement on its social media pages.
The Defence Headquarters wish 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 it’s staff on a possible attack on the FCT. The Armed Forces of Nigeria working together with other security and response agencies particularly the core intelligence agencies hereby assure the general public that preventive and preemptive intelligence are ongoing. The general public is thus advised to go about their lawful businesses undeterred.
" Furthermore, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies wish to assure the general public that the offensives against the common enemies of this Nation will not cease until normalcy is restored in all parts of the country. Hence, the general public is equally enjoined to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity accordingly."
Legit.ng reported earlier that officers of the Nigeria Customs Service were put on red alert following intelligence report that Boko Haram terrorists had infiltrated the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
A circular on the alarm titled: “Re: Intelligence on national security”, disclosed that the insurgents are planning to carry out coordinated attacks on five identified locations.
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