The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has placed all its state commands on alert, following intelligence reports that Boko
Haram terrorists, as well as those of Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, have heightened plots to attack the nation’s capital, Abuja, and five other states, including Lagos.


This came as military sources confirmed, yesterday, that a Lieutenant
and five soldiers were still missing after last Sunday’s attack on troops
of 7 Guards Battalion and 176 Battalion of Guards Brigade by terrorists
in Abuja, which left an Army captain dead.


According to media reports, the NSCDC said two separate bandit groups
have also concluded plans to attack Abuja and others.


The reports added that credible intelligence have been received that
Boko-Haram and the ISWAP terrorist groups have mobilised fighters
and high calibre weapons, particularly Rocket Propelled Grenades, RPG,
launchers, Anti-Aircraft, AA, guns and General Purpose Machine Guns,
GPMGS, which they intend to deploy for the offensive in Katsina State.