Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised alarm that Boko Haram members are planning to bomb the houses of VIPs.
This came as governors of Yobe, Ibrahim Gaidem and Borno, Kassim Shetima also stated that the insurgents still occupied five local governments of the two states.
Vice President Osinbajo made the disclosure during the National Economic Council meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The Vice President, who decried the effect of the insurgency on the economic life of the north east, stated that public enlightenment needed to be carried out through radio and television to create more awareness.
He also argued that pressure should be mounted on the new service chiefs to stem the rising tide of insurgency in the country.
There was no specific mention of the location of the VIP’s houses which the insurgents were said to be targeting for attack.