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Customs reacts to memo on presence of Boko Haram in Abuja, adjoining States

The Nigeria Customs Service has strongly denied media reports claiming it issued a red alert to security agencies over a purported terrorists’ attack in Abuja and neighbouring states.

The spokesman of the Service, Joseph Atta, reacted to the development in an interview with PRNigeria.

A supposed internal memo of the Service, which was released late last week, indicated that the terrorists were regrouping around Abuja, Kogi and Nasarawa States, all in North Central Nigeria.

The controversial memo, purportedly signed by the Comptroller, Enforcement of NCS Headquarters, H.A, Sabo, disclosed that the terrorist group had camped in five prominent locations in Abuja, with plans to unleash terror on residents of the city.

But in a telephone chat with PRNigeria, Atta denied issuing 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.”

According to Atta, it is not the first-time messages or statements about “phantom” recruitment exercises and goods auctioning are issued bearing fake letterheads of NCS.

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