ISWAP, Al-Qaeda taking over west Africa – USAFRICOM
The inglorious security situation of the country which pitched members of the legislative arm of government against the Presidency asking President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all the service Chiefs following their failure to stem the ugly rise in insecurity that seems not to be reducing or show a sign of abating anytime soon have been backed by concerns from US Special Operations Command, Africa- AFRICOM.
The concerns were contained in the virtual media briefing with journalists on Tuesday by the Commander of the US Special Operations Command, Africa- AFRICOM Major General Davin Anderson when he warned that the Islamic State and Al-Qaida terrorist groups are gradually taking over the West African region after being displaced in Syria and Iraq.
Anderson have however called on Nigeria and other nations battling terrorists to provide leadership in the war against terrorism so as to attract meaningful partnership with the United States and other Western nations.
Earlier Femi Adesina – a Presidential Spokesperson in a release reacting to the call for the sack of the service chiefs for their low performance said it is a ‘presidential prerogative to consider such matter.
Meanwhile the Defence Headquarters in Abuja is yet to give any reaction to the warning issued by the Commander of the US Special Operations Command in Africa that ISWAP, Al-Qaeda may take over the entire West Africa.
In a monitored television program on Tuesday “Politics Today” the Coordinator, Defence Headquarters Media Operations Major General John Enenche refuted the claims that the army was responsible for the attack on the convoy of Governor Zulum of Borno State saying that findings from the footage of the attack shows that the attack was carried out by members of Boko Haram sect.
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