NSCDC silent on leaked memo over relocation of Boko Haram leader, fighters
ECWA leader urges govt to end insecurity
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has maintained silence over a leaked memo indicating that a Boko Haram leader, identified as Ibrahim, and his fighters are relocating from Sambisa forest in Borno State, to Rijana forest in Southern Kaduna.
The memo, purportedly from the national headquarters of NSCDC in Abuja, was entitled ‘Update on the relocation of Boko Haram terrorists to Rijana general area in Kaduna State’ with file number NSCDC NHG INT& INVEST/323/2021.
According to the memo, Ibrahim and his fighters are relocating to Rijana forest in Chikun Local Council, to join their counterparts led by Adamu Yunusu, also known as Saddiqu.
The Guardian had earlier reached out to the agency through its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Olusola Odumosu, to confirm the authenticity of the document and actions taken in that regard, but he was unable to respond after several calls and is yet to do so at the time of filing this report.
Due to the escalating security challenges in the country, the General Secretary, the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Yunusa Nmadu, has urged the nation’s leadership to wake up to the task of securing lives and property to avoid the wrath of God.
Nmadu, yesterday, lamented the general insecurity in the North and the country in general, at First ECWA Church Samaru Kataf, during the funeral of Rev. Silas Ali, who was killed last Saturday by gunmen in Zangon Kataf Local Council.
The ECWA scribe, while consoling the people, reminded them to “join the Church is crying to God to arise and take charge,” while appealing to Christians not to go back to the old tradition of protecting themselves, which he said would not be pleasing to God.
The officiating minister, Rev. Jonathan Nkom, appealed to the bereaved to take solace in God, just as he prayed God to expose those behind the killing of the 55-year-old pastor and 1 other member of the community.