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  • Be on alert, Boko Haram have infiltrated herdsmen to cause havoc, Dr. Osita Okereke warns
  • Director General, National Taskforce to
    combat illegal importation, smuggling of
    goods, small arms, ammunition and
    light-weapons, Dr. Osita Emmanuel
    Okereke, has called on Nigerian
    communities to be on alert, claiming that
    members of terror group Boko Haram
    have infiltrated herdsmen to cause havoc
    across the country.
    Okereke also accused security agencies of
    complicity in the fight against the Islamist
    insurgency, alleging that most of them
    are members of Boko Haram.
    Okereke, president of Importers
    Association of Nigeria, backed the
    assertion of the former Defence Minister,
    Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, on the
    complicity of the military, lamenting
    sabotage from people powerful
    individuals, whom he said are
    encouraging the insurgency to continue.
    “I want to tell you that there is a lot of
    sabotage; most of the military men are
    Boko Haram members and most of
    Nigeria’s security men are members of
    Boko Haram. Most security agencies are
    Boko Haram,” he claimed.
    “I can categorically tell you that
    members of this administration are
    fighting this administration, the people
    earning from the government are part of
    the insecurity in Nigeria; security
    agencies are part of the insecurity in
    Nigeria today.
    “We need total overhauling, as Gen.
    Danjuma said. He may know certain
    things you might not know. I can tell you
    there is an atom of truth in what he said
    and I believe in what he said,” the
    taskforce coordinator said.
    Okereke, backed the withdrawal of 1$
    billion to fight insurgency, though advising
    that President Buhari should approach the
    National Assembly for approval, warning
    against politicizing the matter.
    He said that Nigeria was a time bomb
    that is waiting to explode if what is
    happening in the Middle Belt states of
    Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa, and Taraba
    States is not checked immediately.
    “So Boko Haram is like in every family in
    Nigeria and people might not know
    because any place they come they will
    mix up with Hausa people who are selling
    cows and inside the mosque, but people
    will not identify who they are because
    when you dress like a Hausa man nobody
    will suspect you,” he said.
    “This is what Nigeria must fight. Let us
    stop deceiving ourselves talking about
    herdsmen. Herdsmen are not the key
    problem of Nigeria today. The problem of
    Nigeria today is Boko Haram.
    “As I am talking to you, there are arms in
    every community in Nigeria. We have
    made our research, and we have
    information”, he alleges.

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