The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has strongly denied media reports claiming it issued a red alert on security agencies over a purported terrorists’ attack in Abuja, and neighbouring states.
It was widely reported that the Customs Service had issued an internal memo signed by the Comptroller, Enforcement of the Service, H.A Sabo, which had indicated that the terrorists were regrouping around Abuja, Kogi and Nasarawa States, all in North-central Nigeria.
The memo had stated that the terrorist group had camped in five prominent locations in Abuja, with plans to unleash terror on residents of the city.
However, in a turn around, Joseph Atta, the Custom’s spokesperson has come out to Service did not issue any statement on the alleged terrorists’ onslaught.
He said “I don’t even know anything about it. The Nigerian Customs Service also knows nothing about the letter”.
He further stated that ‘it is not the first-time messages or statements about ‘phantom’ recruitment exercises and goods’ auctioning are issued bearing fake letterheads of NCS”.