The Nigerian military has dismissed report that ISIS members were spotted in the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State.
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Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo-in-Council, in a statement released after an extraordinary meeting of the council recently, claimed that suspected ISIS terrorists are now in the area.
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“Indeed, the intel also reveals that about 500 power-bikes and assorted ammunition belonging to the terrorists have been sighted along the abandoned Lusada route moving towards Sokoto, from Igbo-Ora in Oyo State,” Adams had said.
But reacting to the claim on Thursday in Abuja, coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said it is an alarm similar to that which was raised by the United States government last month.
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He, however, stated that security agencies are capable of handling any security challenge that may arise in Oyo.
“From the report I have, it is just that one where the U.S. AFRICOM advised and cautioned us about, so I believe that is what people are magnifying. But I can tell you that we have put machinery in place together with other security agencies.
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“So, we should be careful, because we get such stories everyday, which may be fake, though it could be true, but we don’t overlook such things.
“My response is that it is not new and if it is new, tell the public that we have every machinery in place together with other security agencies as usual to handle it with their cooperation,” he said.