NSCDC: Boko Haram, ISWAP Terrorists to attack Buhari’s state, Katsina; Bandits planning attacks on Lagos, Abuja, others

Another intelligence report revealed plans by two bandit groups to attack Lagos, Federal Capital Territory, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, and Kogi.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has stated that Boko Haram and Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have mobilised to attack President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state, Katsina.

Another intelligence report revealed plans by two bandit groups to attack Lagos, Federal Capital Territory, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, and Kogi.

The NSCDC said from the intelligence gathered, terrorists had equipped themselves with dangerous weapons like Anti-aircraft guns and general-purpose machine guns, among others, in preparation for the attack on President Buhari’s home state.

These were contained in a leaked report dated July 25, titled, “Re: Heightened plots by terrorists to stage coordinated attacks in parts of the country,” and sighted by The PUNCH. The report signed by the Deputy Commandant General Controller in charge of Operations, DD Mungadi was addressed to all commands.

The report also hinted at plans by bandits groups to attack Lagos, Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna, and Zamfara states, adding that the Commandant General had directed the state Commandants to put measures in place to avert the attacks.

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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.

“In another development, two separate bandit 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.

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