The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) raised the alarm over the planned attacks by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists against residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Bellnews Online reports that (NSCDC) made this known in a letter titled: “Security Alert: Renewed Threat Of Attack By ISWAP Terrorist On Targets within The FCT” with Ref: No;NSCDC/CMDT/FCT/INT/VOL.X/188, where they disclosed that the attack on Kuje Correctional Centre was to released some of their fighters who would carry out the attack on Christians.
The letter issued by the FCT Commandant, Peter Maigari, was addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
The letter obtained by Leadership Bellnews Frequency was dated July 8, 2022.
The letter reads, “Certified intelligence reveals that members of the decimated terrorist group Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have concluded plans to launch more coordinated and spontaneous attacks on selected targets within the federal Capital Territory (FCT) and had declared war against Christians in Nigeria.
“Intelligence abounds that ISWAP terrorist group has claimed responsibilities of the Tuesday 5th of July, 2022 attack on Kuje medium security custodial centre, releasing their adherent members.
“The foregoing is to enable them hibernate in targeted communities (FCT) and re-strategize for further terrorist activities, especially on soft targets to keep the agenda of the group alive to the public.
“Comment: Taking into consideration the recent terrorist attack on Kuje medium security custodial centre for good two hours without any security resistance indicated their readiness to carry out more coordinated attacks in selected cities/towns, security formations, schools, and worship centres in FCT, hence the released of their members for more formidable squad to achieved their dastardly act.
“Recommendation: Against this backdrop, it is advised that counter measures be emplaced, and
there is need to review existing security measures around such targets and other sensitive facilities with security formations, in FCT to frustrate the planned attack.
“This report is submitted for your information and necessary action sir.