STF alerts on Boko Haram at­tack in Jos

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hir Joseph, Jos

The Spe­cial Task Force (STF) in Plateau State has in­creased se­cu­rity in Jos and en­vi­rons af­ter warn­ing res­i­dents of a planned Boko Haram at­tack.

Spokesman of the STF (now Op­er­a­tion Safe Haven OPSH), Capt. Ikedichie Iweha, said in a state­ment yesterday that af­ter un­cov­er­ing plans by ter­ror­ists the STF had in­creased pa­trols and in­tel­li­gence gath­er­ing.

He urged mem­bers of the public to be­ware of any strange move­ment or faces.

It did not give de­tails but warned that soft tar­gets in­clud­ing large gath­er­ings, par­tic­u­larly wor­ship cen­tres, mar­kets, mo­tor parks and re­lax­ation spots could be at risk.

“Park op­er­a­tors and man­agers of re­lax­ation spots, mar­ket unions, mosques and churches are en­joined to put in place se­cu­rity mea­sures around their vicin­ity hence­forth”, the state­ment said.

Capt. Iweha said there had been sim­i­lar threats in the past two weeks, but added that all the plots were promptly foiled.

“OPSH re­it­er­ates its readi­ness to re­spond to any act of breach of se­cu­rity or crim­i­nal­ity which is ca­pa­ble of caus­ing death and de­struc­tion of prop­erty”, he said.

PHOTO: Bene­dict Uwalaka

From left: La­gos State Deputy Gover­nor, Dr. Olu­ranti Ade­bule; Chair­man, The Is­land Club, Mr. Oladipo Okpe­seyi (SAN); Vice Chair­man, Mr. Adeyinka Shogunle and the past chair­man of the Club, Chief Ha­keem Awe, dur­ing the club's maiden public in­ter­est sym­po­sium, held in La­gos re­cently.

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