The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned that Boko Haram members fleeing the Sambisa Forest are relocating to Kaduna State.
According to a leaked memo, the DSS informed the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) that the terrorists are relocating to the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the Punch reports.
The memo, marked NSCDC/NHQ/INT&INVST/323/2021, is dated September 9, and signed by B.O Bassey, acting Deputy Commandant-General of the NSCDC Intelligence and Investigation unit.
The memo claimed that senior Boko Haram members are planning to team up with one Adamu Yunusu and his supporters, and urged the NSCDC to be on the alert.
The memo read”“Sequel to a memo dated September 2, 2021 received from the ministry of interior on the above subject matter, upon an intelligence report from the office of the director-general, department of state services, national headquarters, Abuja, dated August 20, 2021 with reference no S.314/31/B/2915.
“It has been uncovered, plans by senior Boko Haram fighter, Ibrahim (FNU) alongside his foot soldiers relocating from ‘Sambisa Forest in Borno State to Rijana Forest in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State with a view to joining their counterpart under the leadership of one Adamu Yunusu (aka Saddiqu).
“In light of the above, you are hereby directed to step up surveillance and intelligence gathering on the aforementioned areas and environs.”
The northern part of Nigeria has seen a spike in banditry, kidnapping and terrorist activities in recent times.