- The Nigerian military has disclosed that it is acting on the warning by US AFRICOM regarding the infiltration of parts of Nigeria by ISIS and Al Qaeda
- The disclosure was made by Major General John Enenche, the spokesperson for the defence headquarters
- Enenche assured Nigerians that the relevant security agencies were leaving nothing to chance
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The Nigerian military has said it is taking action following the warning by the United States of America African Command (US AFRICOM) about the infiltration of parts of Nigeria by that the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) and Al Qaeda.
Major General John Enenche, the spokesperson for the defence headquarters told journalists at a briefing in Abuja, on Thursday, August 13, that Nigeria was taking the warning seriously, The Guardian reported.
Enenche stated that the Nigerian Armed Forces and all the relevant security agencies are leaving nothing to chance.
He said the action taken to ward of any infiltration by the terrorists was a continuous effort to ensure that the security agencies are ahead of this evolving security challenge.
Meanwhile, many heads may roll should the Nigerian Army eventually find out that some of the soldiers who belong to the Operation Lafia Dole troop are now engaged in fishing and farming business in Borno state.
It would be recalled that following the attack on Governor Babangana Umara Zulum of Borno by suspected Boko Haram members in Baga, a former violence-ravaged community in the state, there has been a face-off between the army and governor.
Governor Zulum, after escaping the nightmare, had berated the army over alleged sabotage and accused them of being the masterminds behind the attack.
Although the Defence Headquarters disagreed with the governor, many allegations are trailing the incident that has put the Nigerian military's integrity to question.
One of the questions raised is that operatives of the Operation Lafia Dole are now involved in the fishing activities going on in the lake chad which is reportedly captured by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The army stated that an investigation has commenced, with the force also assuring that it will conduct a probe into the allegation of exportation of fish from the Lake Chad water
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