Churches expect more attack from Boko Haram

Jos — Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Emmanuel Ayeni, has said the threat of further bombings in the state by the Boko Haram sect was real, urging citizens to be vigilant and security-conscious.

He stated this, yesterday, at a meeting with stakeholders to review the security situation in the state, while also calling for more cooperation from citizens to check the suicide attacks.

He said security agencies had not got enough cooperation from religious and community leaders in the area of intelligence information that could assist in checking the activities of the sect.

He said: “I want to let citizens of the state know that they need to remain sensitive and alert because more suicide bombings are being planned targeting worshippers in the state.

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“I am telling you this because that is my job. The threat of more bombing in Jos is real. As security agencies we exchange information across the country. That is why I am telling you now to be aware that you should expect more attacks from the Boko Haram.

“Security agencies are not pleased with the level of cooperation by members of the public, especially community and religious leaders. We are not satisfied with your cooperation because we know these suicide bombers are coming from among the public.

“They are coming from our neighbourhoods; we (citizens) know some of the plotters, but we are not ready to give the security agencies sensitive and privilege information.”

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Unless you help the security agencies, we are not spirits and we cannot be everywhere all the time.”

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