The Department of State Security, DSS has sent out a note of warning to Abuja residents on a planned Boko Haram attack in the capital territory.
Copies of the letter titled: “Forwarding of Intelligence” which was addressed to the National Presidents of Jaamatu Nasril Islam (JNI), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the General Manager of the Abuja Markets Management Limited (AMML) were sent to several people in Abuja Friday night/early Saturday morning.
“Intelligence reaching this office revealed that insurgents are planning to attack the Federal Capital Territory.
“Their main targets are worship centres and markets with the use of young girls as members of groups to carry out their planned attacks.
“It is in view of the foregoing, I am directed to inform you to communicate the content of this letter to all mosques, churches and markets across the FCT for extra-vigilance, particularly unknown persons dressing as aid workers loitering around the worship areas and markets.
“The Nigerian Police had made available, contact numbers to report any suspicious persons or movement. These are: 09063872207, 09053872208 and 09053872209.
“Please give the content of this letter the widest and fastest circulation to enable our worshippers to be vigilant and curb the menace of insurgency in the territory and beyond,”
Alhaji Adamu Gwari, the Deputy Director of Federal Capital Territory Authority‘s Security Services Department said the letter was “based on intelligence that the Boko Haram sect have new methods of operation.
“We are informing members of the public that the method of the operation is based on intelligence received that they would be targeting worship places and markets.
“So, we decided to inform the most important bodies, that is, the two religious bodies and the General Manager of Abuja Market Management Limited so that they can give the content of the letter the widest circulation.