A circular from the Defence Headquarters, signed by a two star-general, entitled: “Boko Haram plans to penetrate targeted Federal Government establishments,” disclosed that intelligence report had revealed that Boko Haram was planning to fix Federal Government number plates on their vehicles to facilitate penetration of government establishments by its fighters on bombing mission.
The report also revealed that the sect had commenced the procurement of used gas cylinders, airconditioners, compressors of refrigerators and metal scraps for the manufacture of Improvised Explosive Derices (IEDs).
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the military authorities have consequently warned against hurried checking of cars with Federal Government number plates by security operatives.
It directed security operatives to go further by checking the engines of vehicles and other parts.
Furthermore, they warned that extra vigilance should be maintained in checking all vehicles with military number plates or Federal Government number entering military establishments.
Following these new directives, security has been beefed up at the Defence Headquarters complex known as the “Boat House” and the Ministry of Defence headquarters also, called “Ship House.”
Also, all military establishments around the country have been directed to adopt similar security measures in their locations.
Source: Nigerian Tribune newspapers