- A former senior SSS official Amachree has spoken about the need to investigate the alleged Customs memo about a planned attack on Abuja
- Amachree said the memo is of very serious value and that relevant agencies should not ignore it
- The former SSS chief also called for the synergy of all the relevant security agencies in the country
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A memo which purportedly originated from the Nigeria Customs Service over alleged regrouping of terrorists around Abuja has continued to generate heated reactions.
Premium Times reported that Dennis Amachree, a retired assistant director of the State Security Service (SSS), called for further investigations into the memo which has gone viral on social media.
The newspaper noted that Amachree made the call while appearing on Channels TV.
Amachree said although the source of the memo is yet to be ascertained, it is of very serious value and that relevant agencies should not ignore it.
He faulted the memo. noting that it was not properly addressed and classified.
The former security chief said it is important for all the security agencies to synergise for effective security.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said 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, as contained in the memo.
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.
Similarly, the defence headquarters has dismissed claims that fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have infiltrated the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo state.
Maj Gen John Enenche, the spokesperson for the ministry of defence told journalists on Thursday, August 27, that the claim of ISIS in Oyo state was nothing but just an alarm.
He said that security agencies were ahead of the evolving security challenges in the country.
The statement from the Nigerian military was in response to claims by the Aare Ona Kakanfo-in-council over the perceived presence of ISIS militants and terrorists in the southwest region of Nigeria.
Legit.ng recalls that the council in a statement on Tuesday, August 25, claimed that the insurgents have been sighted in places like the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo and Niger state through Ibarubalandand.
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