The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) is closely coordinating with forces guarding vital installations in the province amid the spread of unverified reports on simultaneous terror attacks in key areas in the country on June 30.
A BPPO official who spoke on condition of anonymity told the Chronicle that Camp Dagohoy has directed police to work closely with security personnel of key infrastructures including power sources, gasoline stations and bridges.
However, the police source noted that the memorandum which spread in social media sites and caused alarm among the public has not been confirmed.
The information which had gone viral online indicated that a joint team from the ISIS, Maute terror group, and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters will launch major attacks in key cities on June 30.
It was supposedly confidential but was spread by various sources online.
The memorandum was reportedly issued by Chief Insp. Jowilouie Bilaro, Valenzuela police chief, as he instructed his men to implement counter security.
But as early as Tuesday morning, the information had flooded social networking sites and was spread particularly through private messages.
While police continue to further investigate the memorandum’s leak, the police official in Camp Dagohoy still urged the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities and individuals.
For his part, Central Visayas police director Chief Supt. Noli Talino called on the public to be on guard even as the report remained unverified.
He ordered station commanders throughout the region to secure vital facilities to avoid any attack and takeover attempt. (R. Tutas)