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Boko Haram Plots To Bomb My House – Osinbajo

Posted: Jul 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chesa Chesa, Abuja


Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday revealed that security reports have uncovered plot by insurgents to bomb his house.

The disclosure is coming on the heels of Osinbajo’s recent trips to Northeast states of Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Gombe ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents who bombed one of the venues minutes after the Vice-President departed.

Prof. Yemi Osibanjo

Prof. Yemi Osibanjo

In Borno, a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church was bombed soon after Osinbajo, who is a pastor of another parish in Lagos, visited internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state.

Addressing a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the State House, Abuja, Osinbajo said the insurgents plot includes use of scavengers to plant the bombs.

A resolution of the meeting, however, did not detail the exact house of the Vice-President being targeted by the terrorists as his official residence at the Aso Rock Villa is off-limits to scavengers.

According to the Resolution, ?which was made available to journalists, “the Vice-President regretted that the insurgency has affected the economic life of the north east and the country as a whole.

“He called for the Council to speak as a teem to put pressure on the Service Chiefs to increase their effort in fighting insurgency.

“There should be increase in sensitisation and education channels like radio, television.

“The Vice President also disclosed that security reports has it that scavengers are now being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in the house of the Vice-President.?”

The resolution followed deliberations on insecurity ?in parts of the Northeast and updates presented to the NEC by governors from that region.

According to the resolution: “?Governors from the northeast and north west presented updates on the issue of insurgency in the north east and other criminal activities like cattle rustling and banditry in the north west.

“Governors of Yobe, Borno, Taraba, Kaduna, Gombe, Plateau and Bauchi took turns to inform the Council of security concerns in those regions.

“On Boko Haram issues, Governors of Yobe and Borno raised the alarm of five local government areas of the two States still being in possession of the insurgents.

“They called for increase in military deployment and provision of sophisticated military equipment in those areas.”

The meeting also heard that Boko Haram insurgents are still hiding in the Sambisa forest, where the military had previously tried to flush out using aerial bombardments.

On Cattle rustling and banditry, Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai informed the NEC that most of the cattle rustlers were in Kumuku national park, which “if not properly handled could result to another Sambisa forest.”

While the meeting was told that security effort is being set up to deal with this situation, Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, suggested that special economic angle should be introduced in addition to military intervention to deal with the Boko Haram problem.