The recent deadly Boko Haram attacks which left in its trail loss of lives, property and abductions has necessitated a joint security intelligence service in examining calls and messages within the Yesu District in Magumeri axis of Borno State, investigations have shown.
The development has become necessary as moles could be suspected among those in the convoy that include different interest groups to perpetuate their heinous activities, said an official of the security service disclosed on condition of anonymity.
The source also revealed that the security services in the course of their assignment will determine whether there is connivance and collaborators by those living along the routes since the same NNPC explorers have always travelled regularly to the exploration sites on the same route.
“It is so baffling the shocking ambush by the terrorists when our gallant troops have always provided adequate security cover for the same convoy regularly on that same route and similar ones for months without problems!” the source lamented.
There are concerns that the planned military onslaught recently announced by the Chief of Army staff (COAS) with a deadline to capture dead or alive notorious position leaders of the deadly sect may be suspended or slowed down because of the capture of some staff of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and other abductees being moved to the suspected sites.
Another intelligence officer said: “Some military decisions must have the backing and endorsements of the ruling political class before they can be carried out to avoid any collateral damage.”
At press time, some of the abductees including the academic staff of UNIMAID have appealed to the government for intervention and subsequent release from abduction.
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