ISWAP prepares next move against Nigeria - DSS

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to Babagana Bulama, the director of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) in Adamawa, is preparing its militants to assault security forces in the north-east.

DSS
DSS

He announced this on Thursday at the first zonal quarterly session of state directors of security in the northeast region in 2022, according to NAN.

Although the attacks in the region have ceased, the director stated that existing evidence indicates that the group is planning attacks on vulnerable communities as well.

Most worrisome is recent intelligence on the convergence of elements of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in the Lake Chad area within Nigerian territory.

“These terrorists who fled Mali following increased military pressure from Russian mercenaries, see the Lake Chad area as safe haven and apparently, have come to support ISWAP to continue its terrorist activities.

“Furthermore, kidnappers and bandits have persistently exploited the vast ungoverned spaces (mountains and forests) in the zone as hideouts from where they carry out their nefarious activities.

He stated that the DSS is dedicated to working with other security agencies in order to ensure national security.

The governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, stated that his administration will continue to support security troops in the war against insurgency.

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