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Boko Haram’s Plan To Attack President Jonathan’s Plane Foiled

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Boko Haram’s Plan To Attack President Jonathan’s Plane Foiled

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March 10, 2013 – Boko Haram’s Plan To Take Down President Jonathan’s Plane Foiled

Massive arms including anti-aircraft guns, rocket propelled grenades recovered after visit to Borno

It would have been a national tragedy had it occurred. But, according to intelligence sources, security agencies saved the situation.

The story is that insurgents allegedly planned to attack the plane of President Goodluck Jonathan while flying into Maiduguri, Borno State capital, on Thursday for his two-day visit.

Borno is the hotbet of the Islamist group, Boko Haram.

The alleged recovery of three anti-aircraft guns, two technical vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft stands and 10 rocket propelled grenades, in a cache of arms, in Maiduguri, on Friday, lent credence to the claim of the plot to attack the president’s plane.

Besides the anti-aircraft guns and rocket propelled grenades, the massive arms the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, the day the president left the state capital after the visit, include 17 AK rifles, general purpose machine guns, three G3 rifles, 20 RPG bombs, 12 RPG chargers, 1 x 36 ,hand held grenades, one tear gas rifle, 33 AK 47 magazines, 11 FN magazines, three G 3 magazines and 11,068 assorted ammunitions.

The twist to the story, however, is the claim by some security sources that the Islamist group had hoped that the entire security apparatus in Borno would be diverted for the president’s visit, to enable it deploy the massive arms to also attack the facilities where its members are being held in the state with a view to setting them free.

Whatever may have been the Islamist group’s plan, security agencies alleged that close monitoring foiled it.

Spokesman for the JTF in Borno State, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement emailed to journalists, yesterday, hinted that intelligence by informants led to the foiling of the insurgents alleged plan.

[Source: Vanguard]



  1. Dikko john ugwo

    March 10, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Thank God for his protection.

  2. Ochai Paul

    March 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    God is alive 2 he protects his children. It wud hav been a national disaster.

  3. mulikatcardoso

    March 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    It could have be the end of this force nation call Nigeria,cos, we s.west.s.south and s. east will need nothing than immedately break up from northern killer.and all wester world will come to our side,cos they see clearly what is going on in this call nigeria,and it was a big mistake of 1914 that join us together with them.

  4. Oladipo ezekiel

    March 10, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Tank God 4 d lyf of Mr President bt iv it cums 2 work i bliv d BOIS OF TYMPRE wil nt sit nd watch d bayesa bois wil strick dem down. Biko unu igbo dnt vex o

  5. ebugliemo nnadi

    March 10, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    lugard joined naija out of greed .he didn’t check if they get along.

  6. Joseph Osagie

    March 10, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    D battle is nt 4 us,bt is of d Lord God Almighty,who fought 4 d Isrealite nation,He will fight for us.let stand in prayer N fasting with faith, D boko haran we see today, we will see them,no Jesus name.Amen.

  7. Omolondon

    March 10, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Boko you know where the president lives, why not go and attack the place, and stop killing inocent and poor Nigeria citizens. God will surely judge you, it is not going to be long.

  8. Nnabix

    March 11, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Wonders shall never end ooooh…

  9. feyisan lean

    March 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Who is fooling who?…watch out!

  10. feyisan lekan

    March 11, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Who is fooling who?… Watch out!

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