PRESIDENCY WARNS AGAINST POTENTIAL DECEMBER TERRORIST ATTACKS IN ABUJA
The Federal Government has directed all Security Agencies in the Country to beef up security arrangements this Christmas and New Year Holiday Season, with special emphasis on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This directive follows intelligence reports of a planned attack on the Nigerian Capital Territory by terrorists during this yuletide season.
The Federal Government has consequently charged all security agencies to immediately deploy proactive measures against the identified potential threat, not just to prevent it, but to also arrest and prosecute the culprits.
The purported Abuja attack is said to be masterminded by one Drahmane Ould Ali, who also goes by the name, Mohammed Ould Sidat. He is said to possess multiple passports, one of which is an Algerian diplomatic passport with the name; Najim Ould Ibrahim. He is suspected to be in the company of a Nigerian accomplice, one Zahid Aminon, who might also have a pseudonym.
The intelligence gathered also suggested that the terrorists are already in the West African sub region. They are suspected to be around the Mali-GAO-Niger Republic ambience. They are said to have collaborators on ground in Nigeria for the attacks planned for between 17th and 31st of December. They are said to have access to funds, logistics like vehicles and other supplies.
Eons Intelligence gathered that the prime actors of the Abuja terror plot are be likely to migrate into the country through land borders.
All Sector Commanders of Immigrations are therefore urged to intensify alert levels and response timing within their jurisdictions. It said all entry and exit points, including at Air, Land and Sea borders must be effectively and efficiently guarded at these times, as a measure to nip the terrorist's plan in the bud.
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