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ISWAP, bandit groups planning attacks on Abuja, Katsina, Lagos, others – NSCDC raises alarm

There are plans by terrorist groups to attack the Federal Capital Territory, Katsina, Lagos, Kaduna and Zamfara states. This is according to the alarm raised by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps( NSCDC).

The alarm is contained in a leaked report dated July 25 and sighted by The PUNCH.

According to the leaked report the NSCDC said it gathered that Boko Haram and Islamic State for West Africa Province terrorists, had mobilised their figters had equipped themselves with dangerous weapons to attack Katsina.

The report signed by DD Mungadi, deputy commandant general Controller in charge of operations, 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.”

The report also said other bandit groups were planning to attack Lagos, Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna, and Zamfara states.

“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 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 said.

 

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