The Borno State Police Command has revealed that spies suspected to be members of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a faction of ISIS have been operating from Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Borno Command Ahmed Bello, made this revelation while giving update on security situation at a Humanitarian and Development Coordination Forum in Maiduguri.
Bello, who stood in for the Commissioner of Police in the state Demien Chukwu, revealed that 3 out of the among the 22 ‘Boko-Haram’ insurgents arrested two months ago, were members of ISIS.
The Nation reports that he stated that the terrorists usually use the IDP camps has their base 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 beccause the terrorists have their sympathisers; they are the people that are giving them information,” he said.
He asserted further that the investigation of the Boko Haram suspects had led to drastic reduction in cases of bomb blasts perpetrated by the insurgents, using Improvised Explosive Device in Maiduguri metropolis.
Bashir Garga, NEMA Northeast Zonal Coordinator, applauded the Nigeria Police and other security agencies for making the IDPs feel safe and serene for the operations of humanitarian aid workers in the Northeast.
Source: Naija News