ISWAP Is Training Suicide Bombers To Attack Security Agents – DSS
The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) is recruiting suicide bombers to carry out devastating assaults on security forces and vulnerable communities, according to reports by the DSS.
The DSS further revealed that components of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in the Lake Chad area have entered Nigerian territory to help ISWAP terrorist activities after fleeing Mali due to growing military pressure from Russian mercenaries.
Babagana Bulama, Chairman of the Zonal Quarterly Conference of State Directors of Security (SDES) the Northeastern States, said this in Maiduguri, Borno State’s capital.
Bulama, noted that the Northeast Zone has continued to face a wide range of security difficulties, stressing that kidnappers and bandits have persisted to target the region.
“The most prominent of these security challenges in the zone are terrorism and insurgency, occasioned by the activities of Boko Haram terrorists and its splinter Islamic State West Africa Province ISWAP which have over the time left an indelible mark in the zone, interms of security and development.
“Although, attacks by the Insurgents in parts of the zone recently have reduced, owing to counter terrorism operations by security forces, available intelligence has indicated that ISWAP are training suicide bombers with a view to carrying out deadly attacks on security agencies and vulnerable communities.
“Most worrisome is recent intelligence on the convergence of elements of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in the Lake Chad area , within Nigerian territory. These terrorists who fled Mali following increased military pressure from Russian mercenaries, see the Lake Chad areas as save heaven and apparently have come to support ISWAP to continue it’s terrorists activities.
“Investigation indicates that some of these criminals elements come from the North West and North Central zones, where they were dislodged by security forces.”
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