Nigerian Joint Military Task Force (JTF) has disclosed that it had uncovered a plot by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram to carry out “massive attacks” during the upcoming Muslim festival with the help of foreign mercenaries.
In a statement signed by the JTF spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, it was said that “Information available to the Joint Task Force indicates that the Boko Haram terrorists are planning to launch massive attacks on military and civilian targets in Borno state before, during and after the forthcoming Sallah celebrations”
“The terrorists have invited foreign mercenaries to assist them in the anticipated attacks, the statement read.
“We know where they are coming from but we don’t want to disclose that because we don’t want to pre-empt our security arrangement to tackle them”.
The Islamic sect has in the past carried out deadly attacks during Christian and Muslim holidays.