The Nigeria Police Force has alerted police commissioners in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja and Plateau State to a plot by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the areas.
The information from the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, was contained in a circular addressed to the Commissioners on May 19, 2021.
It was signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, Idowu Owohunwa.
According to the circular, Boko Haram terrorists plan to “attack major cities in the country, particularly in Jos, Plateau and the FCT, Abuja.”
The circular titled ‘Terror elements to expand frontiers of attack,’ advised the police commissioners to tighten security around government facilities in their domains.
It read, “Intelligence report at the disposal of the Inspector-General of Police has uncovered plans by Boko Haram terrorists to attack major cities in the country, particularly in Jos, Plateau and the FCT, Abuja.
“The proposed attacks would be coordinated by the duo of Muhammad Sani, a Boko Haram commander, domiciled in Sambisa Forest and his deputy, Suleiman, hibernating around Lawan Musa Zango, Gashua, Yobe State.
“In light of the above, it is the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that you review your security architecture across all critical government infrastructures and police facilities in your jurisdiction with a view to checkmating the dastardly plans of this marauding terrorists.
“Accept the assurances of my warmest regards, please.