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Defense Headquarters (DHQ) says the military has “tested the alliance” of Boko Haram and its operations in the northeast.
Despite claims that the rebels have been killed, parts of the northeastern region are still under attack.
One of the most recent violent attacks by Boko Haram occurred in Zabarmari, in the Jere Municipal District, Borno State, where more than 40 farmers were killed.
But during an interview with NAN on Monday, Defense Media Coordinator John Henenche said the federal government and military have been monitoring the intensity of terrorist activity across the country since 2015, especially in the north of the country. East.
He said the initial delay in tackling the threat gained traction – Boko Haram took control of the territories and created administrative structures before they were eliminated in 2016.
He said that an open display of Boko Haram’s power and authority is no longer taking place in the northeast and that no area or community can be considered rebel-held.
“The problem of attacks that have also spread to other places such as the states of Abuja, Kano, Niger and Kogi, including their slipper cages, no longer exists,” he said.
“And the suicide bombings, what is one of the signs of terrorism? This was widespread, and even at our checkpoints they come and organize bombings and rallies; they are all panned correctly.
“Putting all these elements together, I can tell you that terrorism has been matted.
“Nevertheless, signs of scattered actions remain here and there; in common with terrorism. “
Henenche said history has shown that terrorism is “a very persistent type of hostile activity,” adding that this type of terrorism in Nigeria is not “intelligent” but is based on the mood of a group of people.
He also said that Boko Haram and ISWAP are hybrid threats with immediate and distant causes.
He asked the Nigerians to show courage and provide information on the activities of the rebels to help security forces track their whereabouts.
Source: – Cable