Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Nigerian Army Headquarters have not taken any measure to curb the impending danger when it was reported that ISIS and al-Qaeda groups are planning to take over Southern Nigeria.
Garba Shehu and the rest of the Presidential Aides have all remained mute over the matter but would have jumped to the defense of the president if it were for other matters.
Dagvin Anderson, the Commander of the US special operations command, Africa made it known that the terrorist groups were planning to infiltrate Nigeria.
In his own words, “We have engaged with Nigeria and continue to engage with them in intel sharing and in understanding what these violent extremists are doing,
“And that has been absolutely critical to their engagements up in the Borno state and into an emerging area of northwest Nigeria that we’re seeing al-Qaeda starting to make some inroads in.
“So, this intelligence sharing is absolutely vital and we stay fully engaged with the government of Nigeria to provide them with an understanding of what these terrorists are doing, what Boko Haram is doing, what ISIS-West Africa is doing, and how ISIS and al-Qaeda are looking to expand further south into the littoral areas.
“Anderson regretted that despite successes recorded in previous years, there has been a setback, adding:
“We as a community of international nations, keep thinking we have defeated them or we have put them on their back foot and that they’re just moments from disintegration,”
“When it comes to Nigeria in general, Nigeria, obviously, is a critical nation to West Africa. It is a critical nation, and we realise that Nigeria is a lynchpin. he added.