The Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the statement by the United States that Al-Qaeda terrorist group has started entering Nigeria through the north-western region.
Naija News on Wednesday noted that the US reached out to the Federal Government and the Military that the Al-Qaeda terrorist group has started penetrating the country.
The Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Africa, Dagvin Anderson, revealed this development on Wednesday during a press briefing.
He further stated that the terrorist group is also taking over at other parts of West Africa.
He was quoted as saying, “We have engaged with Nigeria and continue to engage with them in intel sharing and in understanding what these violent extremists are doing. And that has been absolutely critical to their engagements in Borno State and into an emerging area of North-West Nigeria that we’re seeing al-Qaida starting to make some inroads in.”
The former minister in his reaction described the security alert as ‘alarming.’
He stated that if the claims were true, the south will soon experience barbarity and savagery
He said, “The claim by the U.S. that Al Qaeda & ISIS are planning to infiltrate the south is alarming.”
“If true, the south will soon experience the barbarity & savagery that the north has been subjected to by these two terrorist organisations over the years. We must UNITE to save Nigeria.”