A few days after the acting Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, alerted residents of Abuja and Jos, Plateau State Capital, about Boko Haram’s plan to attack the cities, security operatives in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT has begun Operation RAID.
The Police, Federal Road Safety Corps and other security agencies launched the Operation to rid the FCT of unlicensed Okada and Keke riders. According to the FRSC, Operation RAID would focus on road traffic offenders.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Samuel Ochi, who disclosed in Abuja, said many of the motorcycles and tricycle riders did not correctly register their Keke Napep and bikes to indulge in activities that could threaten the security of FCT.
The FRSC boss further explained that Operation RAID would ensure that all offenders committing traffic offences such as overloading, driving against traffic, among others, face the full wrath of the law.
According to Ochi, recalcitrant offenders were previously arrested for the same offences several times but were unwilling to change. He added that the Operation would run through May.
The IGP, Baba had in a circular signed by his Principal Staff Officer, Idowu Olohunwa, charged the Commissioners of Police in the FCT and Jos to review their security architecture and beef up security around government facilities in both cities.
According to the IGP, an Intelligence report indicated that Boko Haram terrorists plan to attack major cities in Nigeria, particularly the FCT and Jos, Plateau State.
Meanwhile, the IGP has placed the commissioners of Police in Abuja and Jos on red alert, adding that the terrorist group had chosen Muhammad Sani and one Suleiman to coordinate the proposed attacks (read more here).