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Red Alert on FG as Customs intelligence report claims of Boko Haram setting up Camps in Abuja, Kogi and Nasarawa


Security agencies in the country are placed on alert following an intelligence report that the Boko Haram sect might have begun to get siege on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Kogi, and Nasarawa state.

Thisday reports that an indoor memo issued by the Comptroller Enforcement of the Nigerian customs service, H.A. Sabo on behalf of the Deputy comptroller general Enforcement, Investigation, and Inspection, on September 4, 2020, states that intelligence report gathered by the agency suggests that members of the terrorist organization have established camps in and around the FCT, a development that constitutes serious security concern to the seat of power.


“Further reports have it that they're planning to attack some select targets within the territory.

They are reported to have found out their camps within the following identified enclaves: Kunyam bush along airport road off DIA staff quarters, Abuja, Robochi/Gwagwalada forest, Kwaku forest Kuje -Abuja, Unaisha forest in Tata local government of Nasarawa State, Gegu Forest close to Idu town in Kogi State.”the report from Customs reads partially 

Reacting to the development, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, said

The comptroller general of the Nigeria customs service, Col. Hamid Ali (Rtd) has confirmed that the intelligence arm of the agency made certain discoveries of security nature and in line with their duty to the state , they have drawn the attention of security and intelligence agencies to what they found.

He has, however, not authorised the issuance of any internal memo to his commands on the topic of their discovery.”

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly claimed that it had decimated the terrorist organization even though the insurgents still attack both troops and civilians within the North-East part of Nigeria.

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