Terror group plans to take Nigeria’s capital using captured army artillery before the 2023 elections
The Boko Haram(BH) terror group has plans to seize the Nigerian capital of Abuja before the 2023 General Elections using captured Nigerian Army artillery mobile weapon systems. Sources at the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Abuja confirmed on Tuesday.
The plot according to the sources in the secret security services, involves the terror group capturing the Nigerian Army School of Artillery(NASA) in Kachia, Kaduna State in North central Nigeria especially the squadrons of the newly acquired SH5 105mm self-propelled howitzers and the huge ammunition depot stationed there.
The Chinese made SH5 is armed with 105 mm/37-calibre ordnance. The 105 mm gun is mounted on a turntable fitted to a flatbed just behind the crew compartment. The armoured crew cabin is protected against the firing of small arms and artillery shell splinters. Fitted with bulletproof windows The vehicle’s high-road speed reaches 100km/h and the range can reach over 800 km. It has computerised fire-control system, including GPS navigation and positioning, targeting, and communications systems. Military experts describe it as light, smart, stable and accurate.
According to the plan captured SH5s will then be deployed to Abuja where the capital will be under artillery bombardment from squadrons of SH5s. The Federal Guards Brigade will be unable to protect the city without squadrons of tanks and helicopter gunships to protect the capital the sources said.
“Intense efforts are being made to secure Kachia.” One source said.
It can be recalled that, the commandant of the Artillery school Major-General Abraham Dusu died mysteriously at the age of 54.
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