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Boko Haram, ISWAP to attack Lagos, Katsina with RPGs, AA Guns – NSCDC

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC

Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists are planning to attack Lagos and Katsina states with the use of Rocket-propelled Grenade (RPG) launchers, anti-aircraft (AA) guns, NSCDC has disclosed.

The NSCDC noted that terrorists have mobilised fighters and weapons which they intend to use to attack in Katsina state while other terrorist groups are preparing to attack Lagos state.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in a memo issued on 25 July and signed by one DD Mungadi, the DCG Operations noted that the anti-aircraft (AA) guns can bring down aeroplanes.

The memo titled, Re: Heightened Plots By Terrorists To Stage Coordinated Attacks in Parts of the Country, read: “We have received credible intelligence that Boko Haram and the ISWAP Terrorist groups have mobilised fighters and high calibre weapons particularly Rocket-propelled Grenade (RPG) launchers, Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns and General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGS) which they intend to deploy for the offensive in Katsina State.

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“In another development, two separate bandits groups are plotting coordinated attacks on North-West, North Central and South West. (Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kogi, FCT and Lagos) respectively.

“Consequently, the commandant general has directed you to scale up deployment in all strategic places including: schools, worship centres and critical national assets in your respective states to checkmate any possible threats by these criminal elements.”

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