STF alerts on Boko Haram attack in 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.
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.