The Federal Authorities has revealed three teams supporting actions of the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria and different Sahel international locations.
The Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA), Main Normal Babagana Monguno (rtd), made the revelation at an occasion organized by the League of Ulamas, Preachers, and Imams of Sahel international locations on Tuesday in Abuja.
Monguno named the three teams as Jama’at Nasr al-Islam Wal Muslimin (JNIM), the Islamic and Muslim Help Group (GSIM), and the Islamic State in Better Sahara (ISGS).
The NSA accused the teams of posing an imminent menace to the steadiness of the Sahel area which has a direct impact on Nigeria.
He said that the ISGS group which primarily operates in Mali, has been accountable for the fast rise within the actions of terrorists within the Sahel since 2016.
Monguno added that the group had since prolonged to Niger Republic, Burkina Faso and different elements of the Sahel area.
The NSA, nonetheless, urged Islamic preachers and Imams to make use of their exalted positions to canvas assist for the continuing struggle towards terrorism.
He stated: “Terrorism and the fast escalation of violent actions by militant Islamist teams within the Sahel since 2016 have been primarily pushed by the Islamic State in Better Sahara (ISGS), which primarily operates in Mali and extends to Niger Republic and Burkina Faso.
“It’s bolstered by actions of teams similar to Jama’at Nasr al-Islam Wal Muslimin (JNIM), the Islamic and Muslim Help Group (GSIM) and ISGS, which have continued to pose an imminent menace to the steadiness of the area.
“In Nigeria, Boko-Haram and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) dominate terrorist actions, particularly within the North-Japanese a part of the nation.
“The scenario within the Sahel has by no means been grimmer, extremist violence continues to unfold; the variety of internally displaced individuals (IDPS) is rising; and meals insecurity is affecting extra individuals than ever earlier than.
“There are a number of not solely congruent working speculation underpinning overseas and regional authorities methods”.
Monguno said that actions of Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters have been curtailed by international locations within the Lake Chad area.
He added: “Nonetheless, the opportunity of Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) creating a longtime caliphate to rival Lake Chad Basin Fee (LCBC) international locations has been checkmated by collection of concerted and reinvigorated efforts of the international locations of the Area.
“The adoption of each kinetic and non-kinetic approaches by LCBC international locations to stem the battle has yielded great success.
“The adoption of propaganda movies by Terrorist teams to venture themselves as contending powers within the area, is a mere try and garner assist from sympathisers, as they wrestle to keep up relevance.
“Thus, it’s assessed that whereas the teams preserve the long run strategic aim of making a caliphate, the efforts of LCBC international locations will proceed to frustrate that goal.”
FG Reveals Three Teams Financing Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists