Residents in major cities such as; Akure(capital) Ondo, Owo and many others has been gripped by tension as members of the Boko Haram terrorists have planned to attack banks in the major cities in the state, any time from now.
According to a letter that has been circulating on social media platforms, addressed to the state police command’s Commissioner, Mr Undie Adie, the planned attack is to take place today Friday 1st November, 2019.
It was reported that a sister security agency had written to the Ondo state police command to take proactive step to avert the planned attack. Information on the latter revealed that the planned attack is to banks in the major cities in the state.
The letter dated October 29, 2019, was entitled “Planned robbery attacks on some commercial banks in Ondo State by suspected Boko Haram elements.”
The letter read, “Intelligence availed the command revealed planned armed robbery attacks on some commercial banks in the state by suspected Boko Haram elements any moment from now.
“The group also planned to engage in kidnapping and car snatching along major routes in the state, including Owo/Benin axis, Isua/Ikare and Auge/Ayire in an effort to raise funds for its terrorist/insurgency campaign in the country.
“It was further revealed that the insurgents/terrorists hibernating between Kogi and Ondo states, have concluded plan to carry out a major armed robbery operation in Owo Town, Owo Local Government area, Ondo State on November 1, 2019 being the market day.”
Reacting to this, Mr Femi Joseph, Ondo state Police Public Relations Officer, said he was not awear of any letter sent to the command. However, he said effort have been made to ensure that lives and property of the people of the state were adequately protected.
The PRO also claimed to be unaware of the leter, he said, “I am not aware of any letter but our men are always on their guards and we have set out machinery to ensure that throughout this ‘ember months’, there is no security problem.”