There is palpable fear among residents of Akure, the Ondo State capital following reports of planned attacks on some banks by Boko Haram sect.
InfomediaNG Blog gathered on Friday that a document purportedly addressed to the Ondo state commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie by another security agency alerted the police about an impending Boko Haram attack. The police denied receiving such a letter.
The letter dated October 29 and entitled, “Planned Robbery Attacks on some commercial banks in Ondo State by suspected Boko Haram elements” has been circulating on the various social media platforms.
The police has been urged to be proactive and thwart the threat.
Part of the letter read”intelligence availed the Command revealed planned armed robbery attacks on some commercial banks by suspected Boko Haram elements any moment from now.
“The group also plan to engage in kidnapping and car snatching along major routes in the state, including Owo/Benin axis, Isua/Ikare and Auge/Ayire in order to raise funds for its terrorist/insurgency campaign in the country.
“It was further revealed that the insurgents/terrorists hibernating between Kogi and Ondo have concluded plans to carry out a major armed robbery operation in Owo Local Government Area, Ondo on November 1, being the market day.”
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the Ondo State, Femi Joseph, has debunked the rumours saying police did not receive any letter from any sister security agency on Boko Haram attacks.
He said, “The command is not aware of any letter to the effect of a planned attack by Boko 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 months both in flash points and other areas.”
In the meantime, the people of the state are now security conscious in around bank in the state.