Few hours after a purported spokesman of Boko Haram, Abu Muhammad Abdulazeez, announced that the group was ready for a ceasefire, the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State says it has evidence that the sect was planning fresh attacks on “soft targets”.
The JTF revelation cast doubts on the authenticity or otherwise of the claim of the new Boko Haram’s spokesman. A statement by Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, JTF’s spokesman, said, ”Information available to the JTF Operation RESTORE ORDER indicates that Boko Haram Terrorists are plotting to attack government officials, civil servants, politicians and other law abiding citizens in Borno State.
“The JTF wishes to alert members of the public on the latest plot and advise these categories of Nigerians to be aware of people within their environment and restrict movements particularly during the hours of night.
“Members of the public are therefore reminded to report any suspicious movement, persons or groups to the Task Force through the following JTF Hot Lines for further action: 0806 4174066, 0708 5464012, 0815 4429346”.