Security agencies are on the alert following intelligence reports of possible Boko Haram attack in Bauchi State.
The insurgents, according to the intelligence reports, are planning to enter and strike Bauchi, having been pushed from their base in Sambisa forest by the renewed military onslaught.
This was disclosed during a two-day workshop on the Roles of Private Guards in Curbing Insurgency in Bauchi State organised by the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in collaboration with the state government.
According to findings of intelligence gathering, the insurgents plan to infiltrate the state using the private guards disguised as fruits sellers, thus the workshop is to sensitise the private guards.
In his welcome address, the state commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Donatus Ikemefuna, said the people must cooperate to ward off the security challenge of insurgency not only in the country but globally.
Ikemefuna said: “As the nation is at the verge of routing out the insurgents in the North East, no stone must be left unturned to make sure ugly developments do not resurface.
“Our resolve to work together particularly in the areas of operation and intelligence-sharing will continue to form impenetrable wall against vices.
“Nigerians must support the government at this critical period by cooperating with security agencies in maintaining law and order,” he said.