Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa State, has raised the alarm that Boko Haram members are regrouping in his state, which has been witnessing serious security challenges recently.
Sule disclosed this on Friday while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor, who said the group is part of the elements fueling the security challenges in Nasarawa, recalled that the terrorists were dislodged from their camp in Toto before regrouping at the Nasarawa/Benue border, from where they are now launching attacks on residents.
Sule, who said some of the Boko Haram elements active in the state belong to the Darussalam group that had been dislodged from Niger State, noted that a lot of them were killed, with 900 others arrested after a joint security operation.
He said their membership of the Boko Haram insurgency group was confirmed by those arrested, expressing confidence that action will be taken to curtail the menace, having briefed Buhari on the situation.
He said that his meeting with the President focused on the insecurity issue and the possibility of the Federal Government taking over Jitata road, which serves as an alternative route from the state to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).