The Presidency has alerted of plots by some of the opposition politicians, to unleash violence in some states in the north, in the build up to the February 16 and March 4 polls.
The states being targeted in the planned attack, according to the Presidency, are Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Benue, Kano, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, and Zamfara.
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Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, addressing a news conference in Abuja, said some notorious bandits and insurgents are also to be used in the planned attacks.
The minister adds that the plot include the recruitment of mercenaries from Niger Republic for attacks on top government officials, including state governors in the ten states.