The immediate past Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin (rtd), has revealed how terror group, Boko Haram get explosives and other weapons which they use in perpetrating evil.
The Nation reports that Admiral Usman revealed Boko Haram get its weapons through theft and purchase from local shops during a chat with newsmen at the Naval Base, Apapa, Lagos. He also implored Nigerians who have authentic information that will help in bringing to the open, where these terrorists get their equipment from, to come out.
He said: “Terrorists are amongst us, they are very difficult for security agencies to identify, without needed intelligence. Since they are amongst us, the source of materials used for their devices are sold by Nigerians and some stolen from shops belonging to some Nigerians.
“To that end, one expects that owners of stolen equipment or those who equipments are bought from should report to the security agencies, their confidentiality is guaranteed because no one will disclose the source of the information.
“I am appealing to Nigerians to support President Buhari and the security agencies so that they can do their jobs well. “Believing in the effectiveness of intelligence gathering, Nigerians must provide the needed intelligence for security forces to be able to identify would-be bombers and suicide bombers, as well as monitoring to the extent that security forces can unravel where terrorists make their IEDs.”
Just recently, the Nigerian military revealed plans to intensify the fight against terrorism in Nigeria following the recurrence of attacks in North East Nigeria.