Army dismisses documents stating Boko Haram’s plot to attack Lagos, Imo, Abuja, Kano

THE Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, dismissed the document in circulation over the planned attack on major cities schools and religious houses in the country by Boko Haram terrorists.

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel S.K. Usman, in a telephone conversation with the Nigerian Tribune, said the army hierarchy was investigating the source of the purported document.

He allayed the fears of Nigerians over the purported attack and urged everyone to go about normal business without fear.

According to an online report, information at the disposal of the army headquarters strongly pointed to plans by Boko Haram terrorists to attack various locations in different parts of the country.

In the online circular dated August 5, 2016 and signed by one Colonel B. Sulaiman, it stated that the targeted areas included, but not limited to police stations, prison facilities, schools and market places.

Details in the purported document showed that the terrorists group intended to target police stations and formations in Abuja, Kano, Kebbi and Sokoto states, while prison facilities would be attacked in Adamawa State.

The document further revealed that the terrorists were reported to have deployed foot soldiers to carry out attacks on markets in Bauchi, Katsina and Imo states.

But the army, speaking through Colonel Usman, allayed the fears of Nigerians, saying it was investigating the source of the purported document.