By Kingsley Omonobi
ABUJA— The Nigerian Army has placed its officers and soldiers across the country on red alert, following ‘very credible’ intelligence that Boko Haram terrorists have concluded arrangements to attack the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and other sensitive areas across the country.
According to the intelligence, Boko Haram terrorists plan to bomb areas with large gathering of people, such as markets, schools, among others.
They also plan to attack police stations, invade armouries to get arms and attack Prisons facilities, ensure jailbreaks and recruit new members.
These revelations came to light when Vanguard stumbled on a signal sent by the office of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, to military formations in all parts of the country.
The signal, entitled: “Plans by Boko Haram terrorists group to attack in FCT and other parts of the country,” was signed by Colonel A. Suleiman for the COAS, read: “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.”
It would be recalled that in recent days, the ISIS said they had appointed Al-Barnawi, son of late founder of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf, as the new leader of the sect, while Shekau in a video resurfaced and said the group would target the FCT, President Muhammadu Buhari and inflict attacks on several parts on the country.