The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), said it has begun an investigation into the authenticity of a leaked document detailing whereabouts of Boko Haram terrorist camps in Abuja, despite the fact that the document was signed by H.A Sabo, Customs Comptroller in charge of Enforcement at the headquarters.
According to Tribune Online, Customs spokesperson, Joseph Attah, on Sunday, stated that classified documents bordering on national security issues are not meant for public consumption, especially when security agencies are relying on such documents to address security threats.
“We are not sure of the source of that document. We will begin Investigation to confirm the authenticity of that document,” the publication quotes Attah as saying.
An internal memo signed by Sabo, stating that Boko Haram terrorist group have camped in five prominent locations in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and planning to unleash terror on targeted places, had leaked on the social media on Saturday.
In the memo, titled: ‘Re: Intelligence on national security’, the agency had stated that, “Information reaching the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) reveals the existence of Boko Haram Terrorist Camps (BHT”s) in and around the Federal Capital Territory.
“Further reports have it that they are planning to attack some selected 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 Toto Local Government of Nasarawa State and Gegu forest, close.to Idu town in Kogi State.
“Consequently, you are to be at alert and security conscious of your environment at all times.
“Ensure wide circulation please.”
It was also gathered that the office of the Zonal coordinators; office of the Customs Area Controllers; office of all CC Marine commands; office of CC FOU, A, B, C, and D; office of Coordinators operation Ex-Swift Response; Office of Coordinators CGC Strike Force; and office of the CC, were copied in the memo.