Emerging report indicates that Security Forces have uncovered plots by boko haram insurgents to infiltrate the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, using tinted vehicles and covered plate numbers.
It was learnt that the Joint Security Task Force, comprising of the Military, Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and Intelligence Agencies, have intensified patrols and surveillance in and around Abuja.
Page 36 gathered that the Security Agents uncovered an unusual number of unauthorised tinted vehicles with covered plate numbers within the city centre.
A Security source revealed that the strategy of using tinted vehicles and covered plate numbers is a familiar one applied during the bombing of the United Nations office, and the Force Headquarters, both in Abuja, by boko haram, some years ago.
“It is a familiar pattern. We are working on it.”
The FCT Police Command had last week, launched an operation against the use of unauthorised covered number plates and tinted vehicles.
It said that the operation had become “extremely necessary, due to the recent security threat analysis conducted by the joint (security) team reveals that criminal syndicates now execute their nefarious activities using tinted vehicles with covered number plates.”
The Command warned those using unauthorised covered number plates and tinted vehicles within the FCT, to desist, as violators would be arrested and prosecuted.
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