10 July 2014

Nigeria: 'Top Politicians' ID Cards, Party Materials Found In Boko Haram Camp

Photo: Premium Times
Boko Haram (file photo).

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.

Copyright © 2014 Leadership. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.