- Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has said some Boko Haram members are regrouping in the state
- Sule raised the alarm on Monday, March 1, in Lafia, during a stakeholders' meeting
- The governor said that terrorists are now in three local government areas of the state
The Nasarawa governor, Abdullahi Sule, has disclosed that members of Darul Salam, a splinter Boko Haram group, are regrouping in the state.
Daily Trust reports that he made the disclosure at a security meeting with some stakeholders, including traditional rulers, from the five affected local government areas at Government House, Lafia, on Monday, March 1.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor noted that the terrorists are now regrouping in five out of the 3 local government areas of the state.
“The areas are: Nasarawa, Awe, Doma, Wamba and Karu respectively. This has led to security concerns in the state as it has led to renewed attacks after they were dislodged by security forces recently.”
The governor noted that the security report has made the administration to be proactive in safeguarding lives and property.
He said considering the unfortunate security situations in schools across some states, Nasarawa, has improved security patrol around government girls boarding schools in Wamba, Garaku, Udege and Panda.
The governor said the crisis in some south-west states has worsened the security situation as a result of the influx of unknown people in Awe, Karu, Wamba and Doma local government areas.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that in another heartbreak for Nigerians, some innocent people were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents.
It was reported that those kidnapped were some passengers along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road, who were abducted on Thursday, February 25, in the Jakana axis of the road.
The terrorists had earlier attacked the army’s 28 task force brigade in the area but were repelled.
In a related report, Nigeria's former military head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), said dialogue is not the best option to end armed banditry in Nigeria, especially the northern part.
The former military leader stated this when a delegation of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) visited him at his residence in Minna, Niger state.
According to the retired general, the best way to solve Nigeria’s banditry and other security issues is to first make sure that the crimes are not committed.
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