The Special Task Force on Security in Jos, code-named Operation Safe Haven, has warned that the insurgent group, Boko Haram plans on attacking the residents of Jos.
The STF revealed this in a statement issued on Sunday by the OPSH Media and Communication Officer, Capt. Ikedichi Iweha, stating that in the past two weeks, it had adverted planned attacks emphasizing that the terrorists would target places such as markets, shopping malls and places that harboured large gathering of people at a time.
“The planned attack, which has been consistently foiled by security operatives for about two weeks running, has already seen the increased presence of security personnel around identified flash points.
“It has also witnessed an increase in checkpoint activities and nipping points, established at random at hitherto quiet places. Also commercial vehicle and tricyle operators are equally enjoined to, at random, report any suspicious passengers in their vehicles or tricycle to the nearest checkpoint.
“Such was the case only recently by a woman, who overheard a discussion by supposedly fellow passengers at an OPSH checkpoint, which led to the arrest of the suspects.
“OPSH reiterates its readiness to respond to any act of breach of security or criminality which is capable of causing possible death and destruction of property promptly.”