DSS issues Ogun Boko Haram/ISWAP alert

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The Department of State Services has put the Nigeria Customs Service on red alert over planned attacks by insurgents on military posts in border communities across Nigeria.

In a letter dated November 25, 2021, addressed to the Customs Area Controller, Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun Area Command, Abeokuta, the DSS asked Customs and other security agencies in the country to put counter-measures in place to frustrate the dark plot by the insurgents.

The letter was titled, ‘Plans by Insurgents To Launch Attacks On Military Bases In Various Border Communities,’ and signed by the State Director of Security, Ogun State Command, M.B. Abdullahi.

“Available intelligence indicates plans by insurgents and criminal elements to carry out simultaneous attacks on military posts and bases in various border communities across the nation anytime from now.

“In view of the foregoing and the likelihood such attacks not limited to the military personnel only, all law enforcement and security agencies with operational bases at border communities are advised to take note of the above threat and emplace countermeasures with emphasis on personal security of operatives to frustrate the planned attack, please.”

Boko Haram and ISWAP have been terrorizing the northeast, and recently extending to the northwest.

This will be the first time in years Ogun and other southwestern states will be put on alert.