Boko Haram planning to bomb Osinbajo’s house

The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday told the National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday that the Boko Haram sect plans to dump bomb-laden refuse in his house.

This was contained in a copy of press briefing, the “Talking Point” circulated to journalists after the six hours meeting.

The council, which has the Vice President as its chairman, comprises of all state governors.

The material was only circulated by the council secretariat after the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has briefed journalists.

The briefing was attended by three other states’ governors namely — Solomon Lalong (Plateau), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).

The council document released by its secretariat did not however indicate where his house in question is situated.

“The Vice President also disclosed that security reports has it that scavengers are now being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in the house of the Vice President,” the document read.

The talking point reads in part: “The Vice President regretted that insurgency has affected the economic life of the northeast and the country as a whole.

“He called for the council to speak as a team to put pressure on the Service Chiefs to increase their effort in fighting insurgency.

“There should be increase in sensitization and education channels like radio and television.”

It stated that governors of Yobe and Borno States raised the alarm over five local government areas of the two states still being in possession of the insurgents.

The document reads, “Governors from the North-East and North-West presented updates on the issue of insurgency in the North-East and other criminal activities like cattle rustling and banditry in the North-West.

“Governors of Yobe, Borno, Taraba, Kaduna, Gombe, Plateau and Bauchi States took turns to inform the Council of security concerns in those regions.

“On Boko Haram issues, governors of Yobe and Borno States raised the alarm over five local government areas of the two states still being in possession of the insurgents.

“They called for increase in military deployment and provision of sophisticated military equipment in those areas.”

The governors were further quoted as saying that insurgents are still hiding in the Sambisa Forest.

Osinbajo had visited Gombe, Adamawa and Borno States.

During the visits, the Vice President visited Internally Displaced Persons camps as well as hospitals where victims of terrorism are being attended to.

 

 

 

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