Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has raised the alarm over a plot by insurgents to bomb his house.
He revealed this yesterday at the monthly meeting of the National Economic Council, NEC, held at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
The Council, which has the Vice President as its chairman, comprises all State Governors and governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
In a statement issued at the end of the meeting, Osinbajo told the NEC members that intelligence report available to him, showed that insurgents were planning to dump refuse laden with bombs in his house.
The statement was silent on the location of the house.
The Vice President at present stays at the Akinola Aguda House, located inside Aso Rock, Abuja, in his official capacity.
“The Vice President also disclosed that security reports has it that scavengers are now being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in the house of the Vice President,” the statement reads in part.
It said Osinbajo regretted that the insurgency had affected the economic life of the North-East and the country as a whole and called on members of NEC to speak as a team and put pressure on the service chiefs to increase their effort in fighting insurgency.
He specifically called for increase in sensitisation through education channels like radio and television.
The statement indicated that governors from the North-East and North-West zones presented updates on insurgency and other criminal activities like cattle-rustling and banditry at the meeting.
It stated that governors of Yobe and Borno states raised the alarm over five local government areas of the two states still being under the control of the insurgents.
“Governors from the North-East and North-West presented updates on the issue of insurgency in the North-East and other criminal activities like cattle rustling and banditry in the North-West.
“Governors of Yobe, Borno, Taraba, Kaduna, Gombe, Plateau and Bauchi states took turns to inform the Council of security concerns in those regions.
“On Boko Haram issues, governors of Yobe and Borno states raised the alarm over five local government areas of the two states still being in possession of the insurgents.
“They called for increase in military deployment and provision of sophisticated equipment in those areas,” the document read in part.
The governors were further quoted as saying that insurgents are still hiding in the Sambisa Forest.
On cattle rustling and banditry, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, was said to have reported that most of the cattle rustlers are in Kumuku National Park.
He warned that if the issue was not properly handled, it could result to another Sambisa Forest episode.
Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, said the committee of four governors set up to look into the alleged missing funds in the Excess Crude Account planned to submit its report yesterday but had not completed the job.
He said the report will be submitted in the next meeting of the body.
The Council had at its meeting held on June 29 setup a committee made up of Adams Oshiomole (Edo), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna) to investigate the discrepancies in figures left in the account by the immediate past administration.
According to Ambode, the Council also resolved on the need for states to reduce cost of governance in line with the financial situation of the country.

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