Security agencies have revealed fresh plans by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram to attack selected high profile targets in the federal capital ahead of this weekend's independence anniversary.
Information revealed that the targets, are the NNPC Towers in Abuja, Central Bank headquarters, the Federal Ministry of Finance, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Army barracks and Mammy markets in Abuja, Federal Secretariat Complex, the National Assembly, Supreme Court, Office of the Secretary to Government of the federation and even the Nigeria Police headquarters, because according to the source, their target at the Police headquarters is yet to be dealt with, even after the earlier attack this year.
The SSS claimed that the attacks are coming on the heels of a presidency directive to all security agencies to submit to it documents on their handling of the Boko Haram crisis since 2007. The presidency's directive was the outcome of outrage that trailed the comments of the leader of the group released by the Police to a sister agency.
The Boko Haram group according to findings by security agencies has conscripted agents to attack selected government institutions and buildings in Abuja between Monday 26th September and October 1st 2011, when Nigeria would be celebrating its 51st independent anniversary.
Towards this end,it was gathered that security agencies have unmasked plots by the group to use two vehicle types- a Nissan Sunny salon car with registration Abuja CL 735 ABJ and an Audi new model with registration KD 475 JJ, to possibly carry out their next suicide attacks on very important government targets in the federal capital territory.
Consequently, a new security alert has gone out to all military, Police and other security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities and not switch off for any moment as the sect appears determined to carry out their threat.
Asked if states earmarked for attack by the group particularly those in the Niger Delta, should down play the threat by the sect, now that they have narrowed their plots to attacking government assets in Abuja, the security source said: "It will be a big mistake as the group was very good at elements of surprise. When you begin to think all is well, that their minds were focused on a different target, is when they strike at you".