Nigeria: Zamfara Raises the Alarm Over Alleged Planned Attack

24 September 2019

Zamfara State government has raised the alarm that some disgruntled politicians have perfected plans to destabilise the state.

Addressing journalists in Gusau, Zamfara state capital, Director-general of Press Affairs, Yusuf Idris said from credible intelligence that the state government gathered that the politicians are collaborating with dispersed elements of Boko haram, to launch series of attacks on innocent and peace loving people in the State.

He stated that, the intelligence report, revealed that seven local government areas were targetted for the attack.

"The targeted local governments are Gusau which doubles as the state capital, Tsafe, Talata Mafara, Anka, Zurmi, Maru and Maradun. The strategic places targeted are Gusau central mosque and Gusau mammy market where soft targets are known to gather both at day and night", he added.

According to him, two prominent personalities in the the state were also targeted for elimination should this dastardly act succeed.

The governor's spokesperson said the Boko Haram elements, were said to have been recruited from far and wide to carry out these heinous acts slated for Monday 23rd September to 25th October 2019.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Leadership

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.