The Borno state police command says Boko Haram is planning to attack Maiduguri, capital of the state, with vehicles primed with improvised explosive device (IED).
Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
Bello said the attack was being coordinated by dislodged Boko Haram from Sambisa forest.
He said security forces have adequately deployed resources to counter and frustrate “this evil plan of the heartless terrorists”.
“The command, therefore, wishes to call upon Borno people and the public at large to promptly alert security personnel of any suspected persons, suspicious movement, vehicles, objects, etc for prompt action,” the statement read.
“Be rest assured that such information and informants would be treated with utmost confidentiality, adding that the security agencies were working to protect lives.”
The alert comes about 24 hours after the sect carried out suicide attacks in the ancient city.
Buhari Defeats Boko Haram?
Late December 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari declared victory over the Islamist terrorist group after Nigerian troops announced that they have recaptured Camp Zero in Sambisa forest, the base of the deadliest terrorist group in the world.
The Nigerian Army later presented the president with the flag belonging to the terrorist group in a “mission accomplished” ceremony.
Since the declaration a week ahead of Christmas Day 2016, Boko Haram has launched a number of deadly attacks in the North Eastern region of the country where the terrorists have murdered at least 50,000 since they began their campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate in the country.
Despite the government claiming that the terrorist group has been “degraded”, “technically defeated”, “decimated”, and “unable to carry out large-scale attacks”, Boko Haram continues to terrorist the people of the North Eastern states in the country.
In February, 2018, the group abducted 110 female students of a local girls secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State.