The Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri Wednesday announced that the Department of State Security Service (DSS) has uncovered plot by the insurgent group, Boko Haram, to bomb the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja within the next few days.
According to Omeri, who briefed newsmen in Abuja, alongside the spokesperson for the DSS, Marilyn Ogar, intelligence report gathered by the DSS revealed that the sect members will seize petrol tankers at gunpoint and fill it with improvised devices and that will used to bomb the Capital City.
Omeri therefore, called on the residents of Abuja to be very vigilant and promptly report any suspicious movement by petrol tankers.
Omeri, spoke further “The Nigerian Security Services had received intelligence report to the effect that insurgents intend seizing petrol tankers and plant improvised devices in the tankers and drive them to crowded places in Abuja.
“Against this backdrop, we hereby call on the Petrol Tankers Association to be on the red alert and advise their members to report any attempt or seizure of their vehicles to security agencies.
“In this wise, Nigerians are also advised to report any broken down tanker in any part of the territory to security agencies. Similarly, we are using this opportunity to appeal to the public to be on the alert particularly when they see any tanker driving dangerously,” Omeri said.
He also dismissed insinuations that the arrest and ongoing screening of 486 travellers in Abia State, was aimed at particular group of persons or individual.