The federal government yesterday revealed that identity cards belonging to some top politicians as well as party materials were found in the Boko Haram terrorists’ base in Balmo Forest in the Darazo local government area of Bauchi State.
It said that the items recovered during the last operations carried out by security forces to dislodge terrorists from their forest bases had linked some politicians and political parties to terrorism.
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 further 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.”
He said, “Some politicians are currently being investigated following their link with terrorist activities in the forest.”
He said that the government would not condone the involvement of politicians in security matters.
Speaking on the release of the abducted Chibok girls, Omeri said efforts are being made to bring the girls back safely.
He, however, said the details cannot be revealed for now owing to the delicate nature of the operations.