Nigeria Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo who has been visiting camps of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in the North east as well as
sympathy visits to victims and survivors of Boko Haram insurgency raised
alarm on Thursday that the insurgent group is planning to bomb his
Osinbajo disclosed on Thursday that security reports
have uncovered plot by insurgents to bomb his house in an address at
themeeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) which he chaired. at
the State House, Abuja, Osinbajo said the insurgents plot includes use
of scavengers to plant the bombs.
A resolution of the meeting made
available to journalists however was not specific on which of the
residence of the VP is being targeted by the terrorists.
resolution was circulated by the council secretariat after the Lagos
State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has briefed journalists.
was joined in the briefing by three other states’ governors namely —
Solomon Lalong (Plateau), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
The VP official residence in Abuja is highly secured by security agencies and off limits to scavengers.
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 Vill
“The Vice-President regretted that the insurgency has affected the economic life of the north east and the country as a whole.
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 sensitization and education channels like radio, television.
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,” it was stated in the
It was also stated in the resolution that
deliberations on insecurity in parts of the Northeast and updates were
presented to NEC by governors from that region.
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 alarm that five local
government areas of the two States still being in possession of the
“They called for increase in military deployment and provision of sophisticated military equipment in those areas.”
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.
Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai
also informed the NEC that most of the cattle rustlers were in Kumuku
national park, which “if not properly handled could result to another
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
Source: PM News