Thursday, August 13, 2015

How Boko Haram get weapons

The immediate past Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin (rtd), has revealed how terror group, Boko Haram get explosives and other weapons which they use in perpetrating evil.

Admiral Usman, The Nation reports, said Boko Haram get its weapons through theft and purchase from local shops, during a chat with newsmen at the Naval Base, Apapa, Lagos.

He said: "Terrorists are amongst us, they are very difficult for security agencies to identify, without needed intelligence. Since they are amongst us, the source of materials used for their devices are sold by Nigerians and some stolen from shops belonging to some Nigerians.

"To that end, one expects that owners of stolen equipment or those who equipments are bought from should report to the security agencies, their confidentiality is guaranteed because no one will disclose the source of the information.

"I am appealing to Nigerians to support President Buhari and the security agencies so that they can do their jobs well.

"Believing in the effectiveness of intelligence gathering, Nigerians must provide the needed intelligence for security forces to be able to identify would-be bombers and suicide bombers, as well as monitoring to the extent that security forces can unravel where terrorists make their IEDs."

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