DSS puts Customs on red alert over insurgents’ plan to attack Ogun border communities

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…We are not aware – Ogun 1 Area Customs Command

The Department of State Services(DSS) has put the Nigeria Customs Service on red alert over planned attacks by insurgents on Ogun border communities and other border communities across the country.

The secret police said it has intelligence that the marauders intend to hatch their sinister plot on military bases in border towns.

In a letter dated November 25, 2021, addressed to the Customs Area Controller, Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun Area Command, Abeokuta, the DSS advised Custom and other security agencies in the country to put counter-measures in place to frustrate the plot by the insurgents.

The letter was titled, ‘Plans by insurgents to launch attacks on military bases in various border communities,’ and signed by the State Director of Security, Ogun State Command, M.B. Abdullahi.

It read, “Available intelligence indicates plans by insurgents and criminal elements to carry out simultaneous attacks on military posts and bases in various border communities across the nation anytime from now.

“In view of the foregoing and the likelihood such attacks not limited to the military personnel only, all law enforcement and security agencies with operational bases at border communities are advised to take note of the above threat and emplace countermeasures with emphasis on personal security of operatives to frustrate the planned attack, please.”

In a swift response, the Ogun 1 Command PRO DSC H. B Oloyede told Nigerian NewsDirect that he is not aware of any letter from DSS over planned attack on Ogun border communities.

He said, “We only beefed up security in the state because of the festival period, smugglers are always on rampant.”