Disturbing report claims ISIS is sneaking terrorists into Nigeria from Syria
– The report also claims that Boko Haram insurgents were being sent to the Middle East for training – However, British troops are said to be conducting counter-terror training with Nigerian forces in an attempt to stem the bloody tide
A disturbing report by a UK Newspaper, The Sun, claimed that Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a terrorist group in the Middle East, is sneaking terrorists to Nigeria from Syria to train terrorists for possible attacks in Britain. According to the reports, Boko Haram insurgents were also being sent to the Middle East for training in a chilling “exchange programme”. The report said there were fears that strong links between Nigeria and the UK would make it easier for ISIS to send its killers to Britain to orchestrate terror attacks, death and destruction.
The newspaper claimed that more than 150 British troops were conducting counter-terror training with Nigerian forces in an attempt to stem the bloody tide — and stop IS from taking hold of the West African region. At one training mission in the northern city of Kaduna, a senior Nigerian Air Force commander revealed how local jihadist groups were learning from IS after swearing allegiance to its black flag.
Group Captain Isaac Subi, who has been fighting terrorism across Africa since 1991, said: “They come and train their fighters here and some of our insurgents too are granted access to their training in Yemen and Syria, acquiring those skills and they come back and teach others. They have this exchange programme of fighters.” There are fears that the ISIS would exploit regular flights between Lagos and London to export more evil to the UK.
The United Nations secretary-general António Guterres has condemned the Saturday, June 16, night attacks in Damboa, Borno state by men suspected Boko Haram insurgents targeting people celebrating the Eid el-Fitr. The UN chief expressed his condolences to the affected families and to the government and people of Nigeria and wished those injured a swift recovery.