By Alex Akao
The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has raised the alarm over what it called plans by members of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents to launch deadly attacks in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The warnings came at the weekend in a classified memo from the office of the Comptroller-General (CGC) of Customs, Col. Hameed Alli (rtd).
The memo was sent to all relevant commands, Units and Zones of the service, nationwide.The memo alerted all commands to be on the red alert, saying the terrorists had built their camps at spotted strategic areas around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The memo which was issued Friday, September 4 was signed by Controller HA Sabo, (Comptroller Enforcement Headquarters).
It said the insurgents had mapped out “selected targets” for attack within the Federal Capital territory (FCT).
According to the memo, “information reaching the
Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) reveals the existence of Boko Haram
terrorist Camps (BHTCs) in and around the FCT. Further reports have it that
they are planning to attack some selected targets within the territory”.
It further indicated that the insurgents’ camps had been
sighted at five notable areas within the FCT, including Kunyan bush along
airports road off DIA staff quarters, Abuja, Robochi/Gwagwalada forest, Kwaku forest in Kuje Abuja, Umaisha forest in Toto local government of Nasarawa state
and, Gegu forest close to Idu town in Kogi State