The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said it is working to prevent the planned Boko Haram attacks on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as revealed by the Nigeria Customs Service.
John Enenche, DHQ spokesman, said this in an internal memo, a report said.
He said the nation’s armed forces have been placed on red alert to combat any crime after the Customs warned of impending attacks on Kogi, Abuja and Nasarawa.
“The Defence Headquarters wish to reassure residents of FCT and other adjoining States that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies have been on red alert to combat crime and ensure effective surveillance of the Federal Capital Territory and other States of the country.
“This is imperative sequel to a purported memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service warning its staff on a possible attack on the FCT,” Enenche said on Sunday.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria working together with other security and response agencies particularly the core intelligence agencies hereby assure the general public that preventive and preemptive intelligence are ongoing. The general public is thus advised to go about their lawful businesses undeterred.
“Furthermore, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies wish to assure the general public that the offensives against the common enemies of this Nation will not cease until normalcy is restored in all parts of the country.”