The immediate past Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin has disclosed that the fight against insurgent group, Boko Haram is proving to be a difficult task as the militants have infiltrated several Nigerian communities.
Speaking during his pulling out ceremony at the Apapa Naval Basein Lagos on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Jibrin said another cause for concern was the fact that Boko Haram usually purchase materials used in making bomb from ordinary Nigeriansand from Nigerian shops too.
His words: “Terrorists are among us; they are very difficult for security agencies to identify without intelligence. Since they are among us, the source of materials used for their devices are sold by Nigerians and some from shops belonging to Nigerians.
“To that end, one expects that owners of stolen equipment or those who suspicious equipment 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 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.”