- Boko Haram could carry out nuclear attack in Nigeria in future, the FG says
- This was contained in a 60-page document, entitled - National Security Strategy
- According to the FG, this is a threat to national security
The terrorists group, Boko Haram could carry out chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) attacks in the future, the federal government says.
According to The Cable, this is contained in the 60-page document, entitled “National Security Strategy”, earlier released by the office of Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA).
According to the news outlet, the document emphasised the need for increased collaboration among security agencies to combat security threats in the country.
“Transnational organised crime such as illicit financial flow and money laundering, drug and human trafficking, proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons as well as proliferation of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive weapons have a direct impact on our national security,” it said.
“The proliferation of CBRNE weapons and their means of delivery, the spreading of technological skills required for their production and the possibility of their use constitute a threat to our security.
“Terrorist groups, such as ISIS, are believed to have sought to possess CBRNE weapons. Boko Haram terrorists’ affiliation to ISIS and their willingness to use any deadly weapon at their disposal increases the possibility of a CRBNE attack in the future, thereby underscoring the need for a counter-strategy,” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno decried recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on his state.
Zulum said he was in pain following the attacks by the sect members on some towns and villages in Askira-Uba local government area of the state within three weeks.
A statement by the governor's spokesperson, Malam Isa Gusau, said Zulum lamented that even though the Boko Haram has been confined to a particular area around Lake Chad, its members still found their ways to other parts of Borno for attacks.
The most recent attacks happened in Chul village, Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam in Askira-Uba.
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