Boko Haram Is Planning Massive Attacks On Nigeria – Lai Mohammed
This is a terror alert. Cut throat terror group, Boko Haram is planning to carry out attacks on Nigerian cities.
In fact, President Buhari’s minister of information, Lai Mohammed said the government has evidence that Boko Haram Islamist militants as well as armed bandits are planning to carry out attacks across the nation.
“We have credible intelligence that armed bandits and Boko Haram insurgents have been mobilized to engage in massive attacks and other acts of violence in several states across the country,” Mohammed said in an emailed statement Monday.
He said at least 10 of Nigeria’s 36 states were targeted.
But the Nigerian government isn’t the only one that is predicting the attacks.
The U.S. also warned on Friday that Islamist militants are planning to disrupt next month’s elections with possible violent attacks.
“It is very likely that Boko Haram will take advantage of the distraction that the election provides to mount an offensive,” said Cheta Nwanze, head of research at Lagos-based risk advisory SBM Intelligence.
The U.S. embassy in Abuja, the capital, warned on its website that militants are planning to attack “security and infrastructure as well as places of gathering such as markets, hotels and malls.”
Similarly, the United Nations has advised staff in Nigeria to avoid crowded places and political gatherings.
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