The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has expressed concern over the recently launched rockets in three different communities in Maiduguri by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) before the presidential arrival on Thursday, saying the incident has been checkmated.
The explosives landed in different areas including Ngomari, Bulumkutu, Ajilari, and Ayafe communities, destroying many houses.
Baba, speaking to reporters after an emergency security council meeting presided over by Buhari on Friday, insisted the insurgents were unable to achieve their objectives.
“They are launching it in major towns, they are launching it in Maiduguri. It is a concern. And it has been seriously checkmated. There are efforts to continuously checkmate it.
“Yes, they have done it, but to a large extent, they have not achieved what they intended to achieve because of the situation the security agencies, particularly the military, put in place.
“Yes, it had been done before and even after. Some of those who must have planned and thrown those rockets have been taken out.
“To ensure there is peace, law, and order during the yuletide period and beyond”.
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