- Talks about the possible infiltration of the Al-Qaeda group into Nigeria are getting more serious
- A group known as the Coalition Against Terrorism in Nigeria (CATN) has warned the police and the DSS to be on red alert
- The CATN also called on the US to support Nigeria with needed intelligence to thwart the insurgents' incursion and attack
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The Coalition Against Terrorism in Nigeria (CATN) has called on the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force to be on red alert over the possible incursion of Al-Qaeda militants.
According to the CATN, the Arab extremist group are planning to infiltrate the northwest region of the country, Daily Trust reports.
The coalition warned that although the military has made laudable efforts to push and shove the Boko Haram insurgents from their domain and hideouts, propaganda by groups and persons must be discouraged.
On behalf of the group, Abdulmalik Alfa said: ”We wish to state that the Nigerian Police Force, as well as the DSS, have the responsibility of ensuring that they secure areas that have been cleared of Boko Haram terrorists because the operations of the Nigerian Army is mobile and not stationary."
Alfa also called on the United States and the international community in whole to do their utmost in lending support to Nigeria in its anti-terrorism battle.
He added: “...proper channels of sharing Intel with the security agencies in Nigeria rather than going public as this would go a long way in ensuring that Nigerian citizens do not panic unnecessarily..."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria had been warned by the US over the attempt by Al-Qaeda insurgent group to penetrate north-west of the country.
Dagvin Anderson, commander of the US special operations command, Africa, disclosed this, The Cable reports.
The Coalition Against Terrorism in Nigeria (CATN) has called on the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force to be red alert over the possible incursion of Al-Qaeda militants.
“We have engaged with Nigeria and continue to engage with them in intel sharing and in understanding what these violent extremists are doing,” he said.
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