- There is a confirmation from the Nigeria Immigration Service that some foreign terrorists are plotting to invade the country
- The NIS on Thursday, December 23, noted that the planned attack is to take place before the end of December in Abuja
- The service added that those who are plotting this evil include but not only Mohammed Ould Sidat, from Algeria, and Zahid Aminon, a Nigerian
Abuja - In an urgent memo from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), an alarm was raised that some foreign terrorists conniving with local insurgents are planning to attack Nigeria's capital city, Abuja.
The memo which was dated Thursday, December 23, was signed by a comptroller of the NIS, Edirin Okoto, on behalf of acting Acting Comptroller General of Immigration, Idris Jere, Daily Trust reports.
Names of the terrorists
It disclosed that there is a looming attack on Abuja between 17th and 31st December 2021.
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The memo added:
"The planned attack is purportedly being led by one DRAHMANE, OULD ALI, aka Mohammed Ould Sidat, an Algerian national to be assisted by one Zahid Aminon, a Nigerien national.”
Moreover, it was revealed that the foreigners who are planning to enter Nigeria from Mali through the Niger Republic are working with at least four accomplices stationed in the country.
Based on these revelations confirmed by the public relations officer of the NIS, Amos Okpu, officers have been alerted to beef up security everywhere and always.
The message to operatives read:
“Intensify alert levels, emplace necessary countermeasures at all entry/exit points – Air, Land, Sea/Marine, including, but not limited to, surveillance, rigorous search on persons and vehicles, transhumance, to effectuate the immediate arrest of these terrorists/countervail this and any terrorist attacks in Abuja.”
Advice to Nigerians
With this said, the NIS advised Nigerians to go about their normal activities without entertaining fear or panic as officers are up to the task.
Armed bandits attack Abuja-Kaduna highway again, kill 2 travellers
Meanwhile, armed bandits on Sunday night, December 12 opened heavy fire on travellers along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, killing two passengers aboard a passenger bus.
According to the report, the incident occurred between 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm but there was no response from security operatives despite the proximity to a security check post.
A victim, Ibrahim Umar Bari, who narrated his encounter with the gunmen said he could not confirm if hostages were taken by the bandits, but stressed that they opened fire on quite a number of vehicles and punctured their tyres.