Army On Red Alert, To Prevent Planned Boko Haram Attack


The Nigerian Army has placed its officers and soldiers across the country on red alert.

This is coming on the heels of ‘credible’ intelligence that Boko Haram terrorists are planning to attack the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and other sensitive areas across the country.

Credible intelligence reports suggest that the Boko Haram terrorists plan to bomb areas with large gathering of people, such as markets, schools, among others.

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The insurgents also plan to attack police stations and invade armouries to get arms.

They also plan on attacking Prison facilities to ensure jailbreaks and recruit new members.

A signal sent by the office of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, to military formations in all parts of the country revealed the red alert signal.

Army On Red Alert

The signal, entitled: “Plans by Boko Haram terrorists group to attack in FCT and other parts of the country,” was signed by Colonel A. Suleiman for the COAS.

It said:

“Information at the disposal of this headquarters strongly point to plans by Boko Haram terrorists group to attack various locations in the country.

“The targeted areas include but not limited to police stations, prison facilities, schools and market places.

“Details show that the terrorist group intend to target police stations and formations in Abuja, Kano and Imo states.

“Similarly, schools that are being re-opened in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states are also at risks, in the light of the wide ranging plot by the group to cause large-scale destruction.

“In view of the above, I am directed to inform you of this imminent threat and respectfully request that you take all necessary proactive measure to prevent Boko Haram terrorists from carrying out these heinous acts.”

A few days back, reports had it that ISIS had appointed Al-Barnawi, as the new leader of the sect.

Ousted Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau in a video which surfaced on the internet threatened that the group would target the FCT, President Buhari and attack several parts of the country.