Days after a memo of the Nigerian Customs Service sharing intelligence about Boko Haram activities and possible attack on selected targets in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja was leaked, the Defence Headquarters has confirmed the plot by the terrorists to unleash mayhem on the nation’s capital.
The memo by the Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection Directorate of the Customs titled “Re: Intelligence on National Security has dated August 2020 with the the reference NCS/ENF/ABJ/180/S.I/VOL II was signed by the Comptroller Enforcement at the Headquarters, H. A. Sabo.
Below is the text of the statement issued by the Defence Headquarters signed by the Coordinator,
Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche.
SECURITY ALERT: DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS ASSURES RESIDENTS OF FCT AND ADJOINING STATES OF SAFETY
- The Defence Headquarters wish to reassure residents of FCT and other adjoining States that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies have been on red alert to combat crime and ensure effective surveillance of the Federal Capital Territory and other States of the country. This is imperative sequel to a purported memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service warning it’s staff on a possible attack on the FCT. The Armed Forces of Nigeria working together with other security and response agencies particularly the core intelligence agencies hereby assure the general public that preventive and preemptive intelligence are ongoing. The general public is thus advised to go about their lawful businesses undeterred.
- Furthermore, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies wish to assure the general public that the offensives against the common enemies of this Nation will not cease until normalcy is restored in all parts of the country. Hence, the general public is equally enjoined to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity accordingly.
Defence Media Operations
6 September 2020
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