Govt will soon reveal names of Politicians behind Boko Haram–Omeri

Some politicians and a prominent political party was linked to the activities of the dreaded Boko Haram during a raid by security forces on a
forest in Bauchi,the Federal Government disclosed yesterday.

The National Coordinator of the National Information Centre (NIC), Mr. Mike Omeri, stated the position of the government during a routine briefing on the current security situation in the
country.

Omeri vowed that the Federal Government would reveal the names of the politicians and the party involved, stressing that the administration would not condone involvement of politicians in security issues.

“After the last successful operations carried out by security forces to dislodge terrorists from their forest base in the Darazo Local Government Area end of the Balmo forest, some politicians are currently being investigated following their link with activities in the forest.

“The politicians are being interrogated following the recovery of some sensitive
registration cards and other materials of a prominent political party that were found in the possession of some of the
suspects arrested.

“Investigation is still ongoing to further unravel the identities of others that may have been involved and as soon as it is
completed, we shall reveal the names of the culprits and the political party,” he said.

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