Governor Abdulahi Sule of Nasarawa State in Northern Nigeria has raised the alarm over activities of the terror group, Boko Haram, in his state.
Speaking with State House Correspondents on Friday after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the governor said he came to discuss the insecurity issue in Nasarawa.
Sule said members of the terror group, who were dislodged from a location along the Abuja/Nasarawa borders last year, had regrouped along the Nasarawa/Benue borders, wrecking new forms of havoc.
He noted some of the Boko Haram elements active in the Nasarawa State belong to the Darussalam group that had been dislodged from Niger, saying that upon a joint security operation, a lot of them were killed while 900 were arrested.
According to the governor, those arrested confirmed their membership of the Boko Haram terror group.
“I have come to see the leader of our party and the leader of the nation and our father, Mr President, to brief him about the activities happening in the state, especially in the area of security,” Sule said.
“We have continued to have challenges with a team of Boko Haram who were settled at the border with the FCT. We thank the security forces that were able to dislodge them. Now, they have gone back and gathered at our border with Benue and they are causing a lot of havoc.”
The governor said Nasarawa had continued to have security challenges.
He noted that having briefed the president, he is confident that action will be taken to curtail the menace.