Apprehension as Customs intelligence report reveals Boko Haram sect has camps in Abuja, other states

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Apprehension as Customs intelligence report reveals Boko Haram sect has camps in Abuja, other states

Peter Olaniyi   |  

A Custom Internal Memo issued by the Comptroller Enforcement of the Nigerian Customs Service, H.A. Sabo on behalf of the Deputy Comptroller General Enforcement, Investigation, and Inspection, on September 4, 2020, states that intelligence report gathered by the agency suggests that members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have established camps in and around the FCT, a development that constitutes serious security concern to the seat of power.

The  report states that the terrorist group is planning to attack some select targets within the territory.

They are reported to have set up their camps in the following identified enclaves: Kunyam bush along airport road off DIA staff quarters, Abuja, Robochi/Gwagwalada forest, Kwaku forest Kuje -Abuja, Unaisha forest in Tata Local Government of Nasarawa State, Gegu Forest close to Idu town in Kogi State,” the report from Customs reads in part even as security agencies in the country have been put on red alert following the intelligence report. 

Reacting to the development, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, said, “The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hamid Ali (Rtd) has confirmed that the intelligence arm of the agency made certain discoveries of security nature and in line with their duty to the nation, they have drawn the attention of security and intelligence agencies to what they found.

He has, however, not authorised the issuance of any internal memo to his commands on the subject of their discovery.”

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