Nigerian official Friday raised an alarm over the regrouping of dislodged Boko Haram insurgents along with the central north states of Nasarawa/Benue border, seeking urgent intervention in checking their dastardly activities.
Addressing reporters after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, the nation’s capital, Sule said some of the Boko Haram elements active in Nasarawa State belonged to the Darus Salam group that had been dislodged from neighboring Niger Republic.
In August last year, the Darus Salam group was designated a terrorist group by the Nigerian military authorities.
“I have come to see the president to brief him about some of the activities happening in the state, especially in the area of security that we continue to have challenges with a team of Boko Haram who were settled at the border with the Federal Capital Territory,” the governor added.
“And, we thank the security forces that they had been able to dislodge them. But, now they have gone back and gathered at our border with Benue, and they are causing a lot of havoc,” he said.
Since 2009, Boko Haram has been trying to establish an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria, expanding its attacks to countries in the Lake Chad Basin. Enditem