Boko Haram Now In Kogi State, Gov. Bello Says

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.

By Ogbolu George with agency report

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Tuesday said that members of Boko Haram are relocating to the state following the technical defeat of the sect by the Nigerian Army.

He made the disclosure in Abuja while speaking at the seventh edition of the National Security Seminar entitled: ”Consolidating on the Gains of Counter-Terrorism Operations in Nigeria”.

The seminar was jointly organised by the National Defence College of Nigeria, the Office of the National Security Adviser and the Alumni Association of National Defence College.

”Kogi is now a haven for Boko Haram, because many of them have relocated to my state.

”Just last night, four high-profile Boko Haram members were arrested in Kogi by the military.

”I want to assure them that they have chosen a wrong place to relocate, because we will never allow them.

”We will work together with the armed forces to consolidate on the victory and gains recorded in the North-East,” Bello said.

Gov. Bello praised the military for its effort in defeating the terrorist group in the North-East and underscored the need to consolidate on the victory to avoid a relapse.

Also speaking, Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, said security agencies in Nigeria have to work together in order to consolidate on the gains of counter-terrorism operations.

The sultan also appealed to the Federal Government to put into use various suggestions by experts at previous security seminars held in the country.

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