- Police have launched intelligence on emergence of Hakika terrorist sect
- A new terrorist sect known as Hakika under the leadership of one Yahaya Ibrahim recently emerged in Adamawa and Nasarawa states
- The police said that intelligence officers were already working around the clock to ascertain the veracity of the emergence of the sect
The police in Nasarawa state on Monday, July 16, said it has dispatched intelligence squad to unravel the alleged emergence of Hakika terrorist sect in Toto local government area of the state.
New Telegraph reports that fear had gripped the people of the state, especially inhabitants of Toto local government, where the emergence of an terrorist sect reportedly went viral on the social media a fortnight ago.
Legit.ng gathered that while commenting on the development in a telephone interview with newsmen in Lafia, Nasarawa state police public relations officer, Samaila Usman, said intelligence officers were already working around the clock to ascertain the veracity of the emergence of the sect as allegedly being circulated on the social media.
He said although the police were yet to receive any formal complaint on the emergence of the sect, it had swung into action by detailing its intelligence officers to investigate with the aim of finding the truth about it.
The police spokesman, however, advised members of the public to go about their lawful businesses as the police in the state were on top of the situation.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some days after Nigerian armed forces declared victory over Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast, a new terrorist sect known as Hakika under the leadership of one Yahaya Ibrahim has emerged in Adamawa and Nasarawa states.
It was reported that in a letter citing security report and written on behalf of the acting commander, 192 battalion (main) headquarters, Nigeria Army, Gwoza, Borno state, signed by Lieutenant T.G. Iortyom, to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the army called on the authorities to watch out for the sect as some of its doctrines and activities contradict known laws.
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