By KINGSLEY OMONOBI

Strong intelligence reports showing that plans by groups of persons who are dissatisfied by the outcome of the 2011 presidential elections which produced President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan following the jettisoning of the PDP zoning formula are planning to ride under the canopy of the killing of Al-Qaida leader, Osama Bin Laden to cause crises in the country, was the topic of a 9-hour security meeting head in Abuja yesterday between the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petirin and the Service Chiefs.

Present at the meeting which began by 9. 30 am at the Naval headquarters, and continued until  5pm, were the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ola Saad Ibrahim, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar, Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General Babagana Mongunu, Director of Military Intelligence, Major General SY Audu, Director of Naval Intelligence, Commodore Oyediran and the Director of Air Intelligence, Air Commodore Truman.

Before the commencement of the security meeting, Vanguard gathered that intelligence reports had shown that states like Kaduna, Kano, Borno, Bauchi and Sokoto as well as the federal capital territory, were the target to unleash crises and attacks that would take place before, during or after the Moslem prayers on Friday 6th, May 2011 from the Mosques and on Sunday May 8th, 2011 from the churches.

According to sources, the calculation of those behind the plot is that after the mosque prayers of Friday, attacks would be launched on unsuspecting citizens and destruction of properties would go on simultaneously in a manner that would show that Moslems are unhappy with Bin Laden’s death in the hands of a predominantly Christian nation.

On Sunday 8th, the group will shift attention to the churches, particularly in the North and attack Christians in churches to give the impression of a holy reprisal. The goal is to provoke counter attacks from Christians from other parts of the country and eventual cause chaos in the polity.

The security meeting it was gathered, has therefore ordered a round the clock monitoring and vigilance by General Officers Commanding, Corps Commanders, Brigade Commanders and Battalion Commanders and their equivalent across the country to ensure that these plots did not see the light of the day.

A security source who confirmed the development to Vanguard in Abuja, noted that said, “Yes, what they could not do during the election, since we took pro-active measures, they want to hide under the canopy of the killing of Bin Laden to achieve. But we are on top of the situation. Security agencies are on the ground this time around”.

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