Mike Omeri, the Coordinator, National Information Centre, on Wednesday, said that the Federal Government has started investigating some politicians found to have links with terrorist activities in the recently raided Balmo forest.
According to NAN, Omeri gave the disclosure during update on the current security situation in the North-East.
The coordinator said that the Nigerian army had said that the forest, which stretched from Bauchi through Jigawa and linking the fringes of Sambisa in Borno, was used by terrorists as bases and hideouts for launching attacks.
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Omeri said the politicians were being investigated because of the recovery of some sensitive registration cards and materials of a prominent political party found in possession of some of the arrested suspects.
“Investigation is still ongoing to further unravel the identity of others that may have been involved” he said.
Omeri promised that as soon as the investigation was concluded, the names of the politicians and party would be made public.
“Accordingly, we wish to emphasise that the government, particularly the security agencies, will not condone the involvement of politicians in security matters” Omeris said.
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He therefore urged Nigerians to be carful of a recent online media publication targeted at fueling separatist agitations in certain part of the country
“The publications, to say the least, can only succeed in sowing seeds of hatred, rancour and confusion among peace-loving Nigerians” Omeri said.
He further called on Nigerians to ignore the material, describing those behind it as misguided elements who were bent on truncating the country’s democracy, noting that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable.