Military Intelligence Uncovers Plot To Bomb INEC, CBN Headquarters And Transcorp Hilton Abuja By "Fake" Boko Haram

Following the tension generated by the forthcoming governorship elections in Adamawa and Bayelsa states scheduled for 4 and 11 of next month, respectively, authorities of the Military Intelligence and Defence Intelligence Agency have secured top secret reports showing that plans are afoot to bomb the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, headquarters; Transcorp Hilton hotel and the Central Bank headquarters, all in Abuja.

Military sources told newsmen that though the bombings and attacks would be blamed on Boko Haram sect, painstaking analysis of the intelligence material had narrowed those behind the plots to ‘do-or-die’ politicians.

The bombing of INEC headquarters was planned to happen ‘soon’ before the first of four governorship elections rescheduled for this year involving two front runners, Brig-General Buba Marwa(rtd) of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, and Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako(rtd) of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Adamawa State on February 4.

Further bombings on the headquarters of CBN and Transcorp Hilton Hotel, which are to take place simultaneously or at intervals, the source added, were meant to give a semblance of coordinated attacks on national assets, with a pre-arranged plan by a fake Boko Haram spokesman to announce through foreign media, that the Islamic sect was responsible for the bombings.

As a result of these findings, a security alert had been placed on the FCT with INEC, CBN and Transcorp Hilton hotel getting more military protection.

Consequently, the Nigerian Army has deployed more combat personnel to all entry and exit points in Abuja, including Gwagwalada, Keffi, Suleija and Zuba, while new mobile electronic bomb-detecting devices had been deployed at Airport Road, Zuba, Keffi and Aso Rock in Abuja.

While the plot to bomb the headquarters of INEC might not come as a huge surprise to political watchers in Adamawa and Bayelsa states, the governorship candidate of CPC, Marwa only a fortnight ago, raised alarm that violence and killings of Christians by gunmen in Adamawa State, were politically-motivated by political opponents who did not want the election to hold for fear of losing out.

Since then, the election has been shifted twice by INEC, from January 14 to January 21 and finally to February 4th, based on reports that the state was unsafe to conduct the governorship election.