Two terrorist organizations, the Islamic State West Africa Province and Boko Haram, appeared to be preparing to attack various states in the North-West, North-Central and South-West, according to a security report.
Two different bandit groups have also finalized preparations to attack Abuja and other locations, according to a leaked memo dated July 25 and signed by the Deputy Commandant General DCG Operations of the NSCDC, Dauda Danladi Mungadi.
The memo reads; “We have received credible intelligence that Boko-Haram and the ISWAP Terrorist groups have mobilised fighters and high calibre weapons particularly Rocket propelled Grenade (RPG) launchers, Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns and General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGS) which they intend to deploy for the offensive in Katsina State.
“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 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”.
There has been apprehension in the nation’s capital and other parts of the country following increased attacks on security formations as well as the Presidential Guards in Abuja.