With just nine days to the end of the Ramadan fasting period, all security agencies in the country, especially the Federal Capital Territory, have been put on red alert, following credible intelligence reports of plans to carry out bombings within the country.
The intelligence report from the Directorate of State Security, which is corroborated by other intelligence organs of government, has been sent to all heads of security agencies in the country as Vanguard gathered and it directly said there will be “A possible terror attack, on or before the end of the Ramadan fasting”.
Vanguard was told that the Boko Haram terrorist group who are pained and recalcitrant over the dislodgement of the camps from the North East following the declaration of a State of Emergency by the federal government, is keen on hitting back at the federal government and Nigerians as a mark of revenge for the government military action against them.
Security sources told Vanguard that the intelligence report, disclosed that the target areas are churches, mosques, police stations and security agency buildings, places of recreation, government and national assets.
Other targets include key and vulnerable points, and structures which if they succeed will elicit great outrage and sorrow.
The source further disclosed that the directive specifically requested all security agencies to beef up security in their areas of jurisdiction and surroundings.
It advised that there should be serious stop and check operations, while motorcycle operators should not be left out in the search.
Consequently Vanguard gathered that heads of security organizations in the country who are not taking the threat lightly, have directed all their operatives to be vigilant and work round the clock to forestall any terror attack.