Less than 24 hours after the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram announced that it was ready to cease fire and enter into negotiations with the Federal Government, indications have emerged that the Joint Task Force does not seem to believe in the peace overtures. The Joint Task Force in Maiduguri has disclosed that the sect is planning more attacks in the state. Abu Muhammad Abdulazeez who spoke on behalf of the sect on Thursday had outlined some conditions for the talks with the government which would eventually bring an end to all hostilities.
The JTF Spokesman in Borno State, Lt. Col Sagir Musa has however issued a release in which he stated that attacks were being planned by the sect on “soft targets”. The JTF spokesman stated that “information available to operation Restore Order indicates that Boko Haram terrorists are planning to attack government officials, civil servants, politicians and other law abiding citizens in Borno State.
The JTF wishes to alert members of the public on the latest plot and advise these categories of Nigerians to be aware of the people within their environment and restrict movements particularly during the hours of night”.
He also stated that “members of the public are therefore reminded to report any suspicious movement to the Task Force through the following JTF hotlines for further action: 0806 4174066, 0708 5464012, 0815 4429346.”