Sect planning to attack Abuja, Kano, other states – Army
The Army based its warning on ‘very credible’ intelligence which hinted that the sect plans to bomb markets, schools and other places where crowds are likely to gather.
The warning was contained in a circular sent out from the office of Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.
The circular was titled “Plans by Boko Haram terrorists group to attack in FCT and other parts of the country.”
“Information at the disposal of this headquarters strongly point to plans by Boko Haram terrorists group to attack various locations in the country. The targeted areas include but not limited to police stations, prison facilities, schools and market places.
“Details show that the terrorist group intend to target police stations and formations in Abuja, Kano and Imo states. Similarly, schools that are being re-opened in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states are also at risks, in the light of the wide ranging plot by the group to cause large-scale destruction.
“In view of the above, I am directed to inform you of this imminent threat and respectfully request that you take all necessary proactive measure to prevent Boko Haram terrorists from carrying out these heinous acts.”
Fresh concerns about Boko Haram’s capacity arose recently due to the naming of a new leader by the Islamic State (ISIS).
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ISIS ejected eccentric leader, Abubakar Shekau and replaced him with Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, a former spokesman for the Nigerian sect.
Al-Barnawi and Shekau have since vowed to launch deadly attacks on Nigeria to reinforce the sect’s power.
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