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Boko Haram Planning to Attack Soft Targets in Jos – STF



The Special Task Force in Jos, has warned residents to be vigilant as it suspects the terrorist group, Boko Haram, is planning to attack soft targets in Plateau State.

While revealing that it had in the past two weeks, foiled planned attacks in Jos, stressing that the terrorists had targeted such places as markets, shopping malls and places that harboured large gathering of people at a time.

Operation Safe Haven, Media and Communication Officer, Capt. Ikedichi Iweha, said this in a statement issued in Jos on Sunday, that terrorists had planned to attack parks, relaxation sports, mosque and churches, adding that managers of such spots have been warned to take extra security measures.

More so, the STF urged residents to henceforth put in place, security measures around their vicinity.

Adding that the heightened security alert “was sequel to specific intelligence which revealed the intentions of the members of the terrorist group to carry out an attack within the Jos metropolis.”

“The planned attack, which has been consistently foiled by security operatives for about two weeks running, has already seen the increased presence of security personnel around identified flash points.

“It has also witnessed an increase in checkpoint activities and nipping points, established at random at hitherto quiet places. Also commercial vehicle and tricyle operators are equally enjoined to, at random, report any suspicious passengers in their vehicles or tricycle to the nearest checkpoint.

“Such was the case only recently by a woman, who overheard a discussion by supposedly fellow passengers at an OPSH checkpoint, which led to the arrest of the suspects.

“Operation Safe Haven reiterates its readiness to respond to any act of breach of security or criminality which is capable of causing possible death and destruction of property promptly.”

Operation Safe Haven is the Code name of the State Task Force in Plateau State.