Thursday, July 10, 2014

Top Politicians ID Cards, Party Materials Found At Boko Haram Deadly Camp

The federal government on Wednesday revealed that identity cards belonging to some top politicians as well as political party materials were found in the Boko Haram terrorists’ base in the deadly Balmo Forest in Darazo local government area of Bauchi State, after the forest was cleared by the security forces.

The items recovered during the operations carried out by security forces to dislodge terrorists from their forest bases had linked some top politicians and political parties to the terrorists...

The coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, disclosed this while briefing journalists on government’s efforts towards the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls. Omeri, who was silent on the details of the development, however vowed that the federal government will reveal the names of the politicians and parties involved, as the matter is still under investigation.

Omeri said, “Investigation is still ongoing to further unravel the identity of others that may have been involved and as soon as it is completed, we shall reveal the names of the culprits and the political parties. Some politicians are currently being investigated following their link with terrorist activities in the forest.”

Speaking on the release of the abducted Chibok girls, Omeri said efforts are being made to bring the girls back safely. He added that details cannot be revealed for now owing to the delicate nature of the operations.