The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has raised the alarm over a planned attack by Boko Haram and Islamic State for West Africa Province, ISWAP terrorists to attack Lagos, Federal Capital Territory, and Katsina State, among others.
According to a leaked report, the NSCDC disclosed that from intelligence gathered, Boko Haram and ISWAP have mobilised their fighters and had equipped themselves with dangerous weapons like Anti-aircraft guns and general-purpose machine guns, among others, in preparation for the attack on Katsina State.
The leaked report titled, “Re: Heightened plots by terrorists to stage coordinated attacks in parts of the country”, dated July 25, was addressed to all commands, PUNCH reports.
The report was signed by the Deputy Commandant General Controller in charge of Operations, DD Mungadi.
It read, “We have received credible intelligence that Boko-Haram and the ISWAP terrorist groups have mobilised fighters and high calibre weapons particularly Rocket-propelled Grenade launchers, Anti-Aircraft guns, and General Purpose Machine Guns which they intend to deploy for the offensive in Katsina State.”
According to the report, bandits groups are plotting to attack Lagos, Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna, and Zamfara states.
The report added that the Commandant General had directed the state Commandants to put up measures to avert the attacks.
“In another development, two separate bandits groups are plotting coordinated attacks on North-West, North Central and South West (Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kogi, FCT and Lagos respectively).
“Consequently, the Commandant General has directed you to scale up deployment in all strategic places including Schools, Worship Centres, and Critical National Assets in your respective states, to checkmate any possible threats by these criminal elements. Please treat as urgent,” the report added.
The spokesperson of the NSDC, Shola Odumosu, has yet to comment on the alarm raised at the time of filing this report.