The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has warned that some terrorists from neighbouring West African countries are scheming to attack the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
According to reports, the NIS said it has positioned its officers at various border posts across the country on red alert after gathering intelligence.
According to the NIS, the impending attacks are being planned by terrorists from Mali, who want to move through the border Nigeria shares with Niger Republic border to launch an attack in Abuja.
The letter dated December 23, 2021, was titled, “Terrorists Plan Attacks In Abuja” and signed by the Land Border Patrol Commander, Edirin Okoto, on behalf of the Acting Comptroller General Of Immigration Service, Idris Jere.
It was addressed to all sector commanders and border patrol corps all over the country.
They included those at the Seme, Idi Iroko, Jibia, Illela land borders, as well as Immigration officers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, amongst others.
“The Office of the Ag CGI is in receipt of a Security Report (URGENT) from the Presidency (OSGF). The import is about a looming attack on Nigeria’s Capital City, Abuja, between 17th and 31st December 2021.
The planned attack is purportedly being led by one DRAHMANE. OULD ALI, aka Mohammed Ould Sidat, an Algerian national to be assisted by one Zahid Aminon, a Nigerien national.
“The report indicates the duo are en route Nigeria from Mali through Gan and Niger Republic, riding a white Toyota Hilux van with Reg. No- AG157EKY. That these two had four Nigerian accomplices who are already embedded in the country,” the letter reads in part.
Credit: Sahara Reporters