THE Federal Government has said the Nigerian security forces, during their raid in terrorists’ forest in Bauchi, discovered some materials that linked some politicians and a prominent political party to terrorists’ activities.
The national coordinator of National Information Centre (NIC), Mr Mike Omeri, made this known on Wednesday, during a routine briefing on the current security situation in the country.
Omeri, however, vowed that the Federal Government would reveal the names of the politicians and the party involved, stressing the it would not condone involvement of politicians in security issues. He said: “after the last successful operations carried out by security forces to dislodge terrorists from their forest base in Darazo Local Government Area, end of the Balmo forest, some politicians are currently being investigated, following their link with activities in the forest.
“The politicians are being interrogated, following the recovery of some sensitive registration cards and other materials of a prominent political party that were found in the possession of some of the suspects arrested.
“Investigation is still ongoing to further unravel the identity of others that may have been involved and as soon as it is completed, we shall reveal the names of the culprits and the political party.”
Omeri, however, said the government would not condone the involvement of politicians in security matters.
Also the spokesperson of the Department of State Security (DSS), Marylin Ogar, has referred to the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ protest as a franchise. Ogar said, “If it was not a franchise or an ordinary movement seeking to put more pressure on government and security operations to release this girls, there would be no need for the group to have tags,” insisting that “for them to have tags and be properly registered, we also know that they have a bank account.
“We know that they want to go to Asokoro extension and simulate some force movement where they will have foreign media and say they are matching into Sambisa and Chibok.”