As suspected terrorists of the Boko Haram sect killed two policemen in Kaduna city last night, several other terrorists were also sneaking into the country had invaded the State, ready to carry out spontaneous attacks and bombings, a top security official has told SaharaReporters.
Last night’s attack occurred at about 9pm at Rafin Guza-Kawo Junction in Kaduna North local government area, when the suspected Boko Haram operatives who were on a motorbike opened fire on the cops, killing two. A lady was also hit in the cross fire.
The official confirmed that the State Security Service, as well as military and police formations in Kaduna State, had received intelligence concerning the arrival of the terrorists and their motive to carry out bombings.
“I can confirm to you that we are in receipt of intelligence that Boko Haram terrorists have entered Kaduna and ready to commence operations. Last night attack is a pointer to the fact and we will not reveal our strategies, rather [we are] on red alert too to contain them.”
He added that the confessions of the sect members currently under interrogation in Abuja are another indication that cannot be taken for granted. One has confessed that in Kaduna town they have spies that are working as commercial motorcycle operators and orange sellers, while others pose as scavengers.
It would be recalled that on Thursday, the Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria, Lt. Gen. Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika, first disclosed that terrorists had arrived in Nigeria from Mali.
Addressing troops heading to the troubled West African nation, General Ihejirika said, “We have evidence that some of the terrorists operating in Nigeria today were trained in Mali. As at yesterday we were aware of the influx of some terrorists trained in Mali into the country. So Nigeria will be not only be supporting resolution of the international community, but also enhance its own security and its immediate neighbors.”