The Chief of Military Team, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has revealed that Boko Haram terrorists can be located almost everywhere in Nigeria including of Lagos State.
Buratai divulged that the terrorist group is not limited to the North-east alone yet is currently spread throughout Nigeria.
The Army Chief stated given that members of Boko Haram have been controlled in the North-east, they have actually relocated to other parts of the country.
He specified that though the military has actually stopped Boko Haram, its currently dealing with the challenge of terrorism.
According to Buratai, terrorism would certainly stay in Nigeria for years.
He said: “We have defeated insurgency, however dealing with the difficulty of terrorism.
” There is no place you will certainly not locate Boko Haram— also in Lagos right here, there is Boko Haram. In Kaduna, there is Boko Haram. There are extra throughout the North-east. Several have actually been detained here in Lagos. We have actually been tracking them. We arrest them as well as take them right into wardship.
” We must set apart between insurgency and terrorism. I have attempted to inform them at the National Setting up. Someone said 3 local governments are under Boko Haram. How?
” These people are not controlling any kind of region. They tried to establish their region, caliphate in Gwoza however they have actually not been able to since they were eliminated. That is an insurgency. They are not holding any kind of region.
” Typically, that is the eradication of insurgency. But what of terrorism? Terrorism will outlive you and me and possibly everybody in this home because terrorism, since it began, much like armed robbery, like kidnapping, break-in, cultism, it would certainly continue.
” These are all smaller parts of terrorism. It is when it goes greater than you have arsons as it occurred in Borno the other day, murder and more intentionally, no reason.”
Just the other day, Boko Haram sect had actually attacked Jiddari-Polo area, near Maiduguri, Borno State shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari’s sympathy trip to an earlier assault in Auno area of the state.