- Some spies belonging to a faction of ISIS are operating in IDP camps in the state, the Borno Police has said
- According to the police, the terrorists usually station their stooges at the IDP camps to perpetrate chaos, without being noticed
- The police is urging members of the public to arrest any suspicious persons
The Borno Police Command said on Wednesday, September 5, that the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a faction of ISIS, had its spies operating from Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno.
Ahmed Bello, assistant commissioner of police, Borno command, disclosed this while giving an update on the security situation at a Humanitarian and Development Coordination Forum in Maiduguri, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Bello, who represented the commissioner of police, Demien Chukwu, said it was established that three among the 22 ‘Boko-Haram’ insurgents arrested two months ago, were members of ISIS.
He disclosed that the terrorists usually station their stooges at the IDP camps to perpetrate chaos, without being noticed.
“We had launched radio programmes aimed at sensitising the larger society on the need to be sensitive of their environment. It will interest you to note that some of the affected victims in camps were not IDPs. We have our ways of rating them to the classes of A.B.C.
“So if you find any suspicious person, do not just send him away, but arrest him because the terrorists have their sympathisers; they are the people that are giving them information," he said.
He explained that the arrest of the culprit had led to drastic reduction in cases of bomb blasts perpetrated by the insurgents, using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Maiduguri metropolis.
In his remarks, Bashir Garga, NEMA northeast zonal coordinator, commended the police and other security agencies for providing protection to the IDPs and creating a safe working environment for humanitarian aid workers in the northeast.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Defence Headquarters said that there was no concrete evidence to support the claim that the Islamic State (ISIS) was sending its members to Nigeria to train Boko Haram terrorists.
“It is pertinent to state categorically that there is no concrete evidence on the ground to back the claim,” Brig Gen John Agim, the acting director defence information said, in a Facebook post.
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