Kogi, Kano, Niger, Kaduna, Nasarawa targeted by Boko Haram

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A Security source has revealed that the Nigeria’s intelligence agencies have received “credible reports that Boko Haram has developed an ambitious plan to overwhelm and take over Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa states.”, according to reports from Saharareporters.

The source said Boko Haram plans to carry out its design by intensifying its bombings and choosing locations that would yield high casualty figures. “Their move is to encircle [Nigeria’s capital city of] Abuja and increase the level of political instability in the country,” the source revealed. The high-level intelligence agent disclosed that the shape of the terror group’s plans have emerged from the confessions of some Boko Haram insurgents who were captured recently.

“We have also acquired a lot of information about their [Boko Haram’s] plans through our interrogation of Aminu Sadiq Oguche.”

Mr. Oguche, who was recently extradited to Nigeria from Sudan, is accused of masterminding some of the recent high-profile bomb blasts in Nigeria, including explosions at a bus station in Abuja that claimed more than 100 lives.

In addition, security agents have gleaned “significant and useful intelligence” from interrogating one Mohammed Zakari, described as “the chief butcher” of Boko Haram. Mr. Zakari was recently arrested in Bauchi, capital of Bauchi State.

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