The acting Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba, has alerted the commissioners of police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Plateau State over forthcoming attacks by Boko Haram members.
This was disclosed in a circular titled ‘Terror elements to expand frontiers of attack’ which was addressed to the two commissioners of police and signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, Idowu Owohunwa, on May 19.
The acting IGP in the circular directed the commissioners of police to review their security architecture and increase security around government facilities.
The circular reads: “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 these marauding terrorists. Accept the assurances of my warmest regards, please.”