Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri on Wednesday raised the alarm that the Boko Haram terrorist group is regrouping to form a base for operations in Hong and Maiha local government areas of the state.
Recall that Hong, Maiha, Mubi North, Mubi South, Gombi, Michika, and Madagali local governments of the state were controlled by Boko Haram for some months before they were liberated between late 2014 and early 2015.
Fintiri asserted in the Government House, Yola while receiving Brig-Gen Mohammed Jibrin Gambo, newly posted Brigade Commander of the 23rd Brigade Yola.
“Intelligence report so far reveals that the terrorists hope to set up their base in Hong and Maiha local government areas of the state.
“Security agencies were monitoring the development to ensure that the group never succeeded in actually establishing any base in the state.
“I believe you are capable of facing the challenges ahead of us. We expect your cooperation to have good synergy with the other security agencies so that together we can combat crime and criminality.
Fintiri charged Brig-Gen Mohammed Jibrin Gambo to help the state address internal security challenges.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike called on retired Army Generals to exploit their contacts with the American Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, to end terrorism in Nigeria.
Wike stated this in Port Harcourt, Rivers capital while reacting to alleged threats from an unnamed retired army chief.
“Some people threatened that they are former generals, they are close to the CIA in America and they can deal with us.
“I said listen, no problem. If you are close to the American CIA, why don’t you use it to solve the Boko Haram problem? Is it on my body (me) that you’ll use it?
“Nigeria has a serious problem and you are close to the CIA, you know them as former generals, why not use that contact and solve Nigeria’s problem?
“You want to use it to threaten me. Who are you that I should come and do your biddings? I say no to that.
“I will do the biddings of Nigerians, not the biddings of a few people who believe that if they are not there, it should be their children.
“No other child should come up outside them. I will not do that. So, all of us, prepare because a day shall come and Rivers State shall take a decision on what to do,” Wike said.
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