The Nigerian Army has uncovered plans by Boko Haram terrorists to hit locations in Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi, Katsina, Imo, Yobe and Borno states as well as the Federal Capital Territory.
According to an intelligence document exclusively obtained by this medium, the terrorists’ targets include markets, schools, police stations and formations, prison facilities as well as the just re-opened schools in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
The document (AHQ DATOPS/G3/240/225/3), marked “Secret”, was signed by Colonel B. Suleiman on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff. Dated 5 August 2016 and distributed to the headquarters of 1 and 2 Division of the Army, the document said the Army Headquarters is in possession of information that strongly points to a wave of Boko Haram attacks in the aforementioned locations and other parts of the country.
“The targeted areas include, but not limited to police stations, prison facilities, schools, and market places. Details show that the terrorist group intends to target police stations/formations in Abuja, Kano, Kebbi and Sokoto states, while prison facilities will be attacked in Adamawa State,” it stated.
Boko Haram, added the document, has already sent foot soldiers to prepare for attacks on marketplaces in Bauchi, Katsina and Imo states. It similarly listed schools, which are currently being re-opened in Borno and Yobe states as places where the terrorists intend to cause large-scale destruction.
“In view of the above, I am directed to inform you of the imminent threat and respectfully request that you take all necessary proactive measures to prevent BHTs (Boko Haram Terrorists) from carrying out these heinous acts. Please, treat as very urgent and acknowledge,” the document stated.