The Federal Capital Territory FCT Police command have said the plot by Boko Haram to bomb the Federal Capital Territory and six other states is real.
The Commissioner of Police, FCT, Sadiq Bello, said the police would work with other security agencies to make sure that the threat was not actualised.
The United States and the United Kingdom missions in Nigeria had last week warned of possible Boko Haram’s attacks on the FCT, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe states.
The missions had warned Americans and Britons in Nigeria to avoid crowded places including shopping malls, gardens and hotels which could be targeted by the terrorists.
Following the warning , the Inspector-General of Police put the Commissioners of Police, Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and personnel in the states on red alert, with a directive that the CPs in the states to hold stakeholders meetings with the people in order to proffer possible ways of tackling the threat.
Bello said, “The threat to attack the city is real; however, we want to assure members of the public that we are working in collaboration with other sister security agencies to ensure that we all enjoy a peaceful Yuletide”.
“We are doing a lot but we don’t want to mention the strategy so that the men of the underworld don’t take advantage of it. We are doing a lot especially with our sister security agencies. We have already mapped out strategies and we have already commenced that”, he added.