By Daniel Njienue, News/Comments. May 11, 2021
LAGOS-As Nigeria continues to witness her worst security situation ranging from banditry, herdsmen killing and kidnapping, armed robbery, ritual killings, and other inhuman acts since the country got her independence in 196o, there seems to be a total loss of hope, as the country’s leadership lacks the political will to proffer solution but resolved to blame game. In the recent report, intelligence from the United State of America indicates that Al-Qaeda and ISIS’ plan to penetrate Southern Nigeria and other part of the country to create more havoc.
According to the news report put forward by the Vanguard Newspaper, says that US Special Operations for Africa, Major-General Dagyin Anderson explained that Al-Qaeda and ISIS incessant expansion to other parts of West Africa is becoming alarming and advised that only a combined synergy on intelligence will subdue the groups.
“We have engaged with Nigeria and continue to engage with them in intelligent sharing and in understanding what these violent extremists are doing. And that has been absolutely critical to their engagements up in the Borno state and into an emerging area of northwest Nigeria that we’re seeing al-Qaeda starting to make some inroads in. So, this intelligence sharing is absolutely vital and we stay fully engaged with the government of Nigeria to provide them with an understanding of what these terrorists are doing, what Boko Haram is doing, what ISIS-West Africa is doing, and how ISIS and al-Qaeda are looking to expand further south into the littoral areas”.
“We as a community of international nations, keep thinking we have defeated them or we have put them on their back foot and that they’re just moments from disintegration.” When it comes to Nigeria in general, Nigeria, obviously, is a critical nation to West Africa. It is a critical nation and we realise that Nigeria is a lynchpin,”
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