Palpable fear has gripped residents of Akure, Owo and other major towns in Ondo State over alleged plan by members of the dreaded Boko Haram to attack some banks in major towns on Friday November 1).
This plan was revealed in a document purportedly addressed to the Commissioner of Police for the Ondo State Command. Mr Undie Adie by another security agency
But The News Track has not been able to verify if the document that has flooded the social media is true.
In the document, the police command was urged to be proactive on the threat.
The letter dated 29th October was entitled “Planned Robbery Attacks on some commercial banks in Ondo State by suspected Book Haram elements”.
It reads: Intelligence availed the command revealed planned armed robbery attacks on some commercial banks in the state by suspected Book Haram elements any moment from now.
” The group also planned to engage in kidnapping and car snatching along major routes in the state, including Owo/Benin axis, Isua/Ikare and Auge/Ayire in annefgirts to raise funds for its terrorist/insurgency campaign in the country.
“It was further revealed that the insurgents/terrorists hibernating between Kogi and Ondo States,have concluded plan to carry out a major armed robbery operations in Owo Town, Owo Local Government area, Ondo State on 1st November 2019 being the market day”
Spokesperson of the Ondo State Command, Mr Femi Joseph, said the police did not receive any letter from any sister security agency on the said matter.
“The command is not aware of any letter to the effect of planned attack by Book Haram or any other group. The command, however is working round the clock to provide adequate security for lives and property of the residents of the state.
“The command is very much prepared to ensure adequate security in this ember month both in flash points and other areas,” Joseph said.