The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has called on security agencies not to allow the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) to grow because it would be disastrous.
Speaking during the weekly briefing organized by the Presidential Communication Team at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday, Zulum asked the military to come up with strategies that would help defeat ISWAP.
Zulum said, “One, I said it before, a growing number of ISWAP in some parts of the state is a matter of great concern to everybody. In the shores of Lake Chad, again in southern Borno State. Luckily, I was told there was military deployment yesterday to southern Borno state to fight the insurgents in the Tudun Katarangwa area.
“But I think this is an early warning. We shouldn’t allow ISWAP to grow. ISWAP is more sophisticated, more funded and they are more educated. And we shall do everything possible to defeat ISWAP. Otherwise, what Boko Haram did will be a child’s play. This is an early warning that the Nigerian Army has to restrategize and defeat ISWAP.
“ISWAP will be a threat to the entire nation. Because of its proximity to Sub Saharan Africa, they are coming from Libya and others resettling here.”
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