The Borno State Police Command said that insurgents are planning to carry out massive bombing attacks in the state capital soon.
Speaking to alert residents of Maiduguri last night, Borno State Commissioner of Police Mr. Damien Chukwu, in a statement noted that the insurgents plan to use vehicles laden with IEEDs to carry out their plans.
The statement read: “The Borno state police command in collaboration with “Operation Lafiya Dole” high command wishes to draw the attention of the general public that information at the disposal of the theatre command reveals that dislodged and rampaging Boko Haram terrorists have concluded arrangements to attack parts of maiduguri metropolis notably, populated/crowed areas to maximize casualty through the use of vehicles fully primed with IEDs.
“Consequently, security forces have adequately deployed resources to counter and frustrate this evil plan of the heartless terrorists.” CP said.
The Command called on residents to raise the alarm when they see strange persons or objects to the security.
“The command therefore, wishes to call upon Borno people and the public at large to promptly alert security personnel of any suspected person(s), suspicious movement, vehicles, objects, etc for prompt action. Be rest assured that such information and informants would be treated with utmost confidentiality.
“Finally, with the renewed commitment of the theatre command leadership and all security agencies the general public is once again reassured of the determination of security forces to protect lives and property, please.”CP Chukwu said.