A Boko Haram commander may be hiding within Nigeria’s national security – Gov Nyako

Feb. 28, 2014

African Herald Express

Piqued by the in-cessant attacks by insurgents in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, Governor of Adamawa, Murtala Nyako, yesterday in Yola asked the Federal Government to take more proactive measures to stem the tide and to see whether there is a Boko Haram commander hiding within the national security structure.

Hear him: ”In Yadi-Buni of Yobe State, the Army withdrew from check-point some hours before the attack, who ordered the withdrawal?

”We also have the case of General Shuwa in Maiduguri who was killed by the so-called Boko Haram. There is an Army unit there, but they did not respond during the attack, who told them not to respond?

”The Nigeria Air Force base was raided in Maiduguri. There was a military base nearby, who gave the base order not to respond during the raid on the Airforce base?” Governor Nyako asked in anger, pointing out that it was ‘’either this thing is controlled by unknown fellows or unknown Boko Haram strategic commander in the defence system or is being stage-managed.”

He also said that people were agitated and might start coming out to demonstrate their displeasure with the ways things were deteriorating in the affected areas. According to him, the authorities needed to know who were funding the insurgency and why the steady attacks on the populace even with the state of emergency in place.

Nyako wondered why soldiers in some of the places were either a little bit late in arriving at the scene of such attacks or completely absent to the dismay of the people.