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ISIS, Al-Qaeda plan to attack Southern Nigeria, US Intel reveals

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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The Nigerian government has just been warned by the United States of America about plans by the world’s two deadliest terrorist group to attack the Southern parts of the country, OYOGist.com has gathered.

The US warned that both the ISIS (which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) and Al-Qaeda (the terrorist group founded by Osam Bin Laden) are planning to attack Nigeria.

The warning was issued by Dagvin Anderson, the Commander of the US special operations command, Africa. He revealed that the Al-Qaeda terrorist group is expanding in West Africa, and are already making in-roads in Northern Nigeria.

“We have engaged with Nigeria and continue to engage with them in intel sharing and in understanding what these violent extremists are doing,” Anderson said.

“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 how ISIS and al-Qaeda are looking to expand further south into the littoral areas,” Anderson said.

Northern Nigeria is currently under siege by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, with successive governments since Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s tenure struggling to flush out the terrorist group.

The country has failed to successfully get rid of the Boko Haram terrorist group who pledged their allegiance to ISIS in 2015.

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Since the news of the warning issued by the US to Nigeria over the ISIS and Al-Qaeda’s planned invasion of Western Nigeria went viral yesterday, the Buhari-led government and the military are yet to respond with plans on how to prevent the successful invasion of the country by these two terrorist groups.

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