Nasiru Mohammed, ISWAP Liaising officer arrested in Kaduna
By: Zagazola Makama
The Nigerian Security Intelligence have arrested an ISWAP collaborator, Nasiru Mohammed who provides liaising services to new arrival of terrorists into the North West of Kaduna State.
A Security Sources, told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insuegency Expert and Security Analyst that the arrest was made recently through the aid of some local informants from the North East.
The sources disclosed that Nasiru who worked at the GSM Wing of Kaduna Central Market was coordinating activities of the ISWAP ranging from logistics supply, provision of temporary shelter for terrorists before their deployment to various camps.
The sources said that the terrorists collaborator usually received Boko Haram or ISWAP members fleeing from the North East due to the aggressive Operations by the troops of Operation Hadin Kai, and keep them in secrete hideouts for them to stabilised before they eventually move to other camps in the North West and North Central.
The sources lamented that the real obstacle standing between the troops and the total and final obliteration of terrorists is the nefarious activities of local network of informants, collaborators and sponsors who are aiding and abating the crises.
This network of informants has become a booming business enterprise for the unscrupulous locals and their recruiters.
He was handed over to the troops of 1 Division, Nigerian Army, for further investigation.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouq Yahaya, has during his visit to the North East Theartre Of Operation, on Nov. 4, commended the troops in all front line of Operations across the country noting that “there is still more work to be done to consolidate on the successes.
He said the troops must “remain alert at all times. We can’t afford to take the situation for granted. We are not relenting.”
The COAS urged the commanders to invest their resources in seeking more relevant Information, adding that “Perpetrators are not from the moon; they are here with us.”
“Commanders on the ground need to harness more information networks, relate with credible sources of information, triangulate and take necessary action on the Intels generated.”
He said the president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces have been keenly following the development on the front lines, and he has been happy with the troop’s operational successes.