The Niger State Government has raised the alarm over the presence of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists within the Borgu Local Government Area of the state.
The state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello had earlier introduced the presence of Boko Haram terrorists in elements of Shiroro, the place it has overrun communities.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Matane, throughout a press briefing on Tuesday in Minna, the state capital, blamed ISWAP for the kidnap of the Dodo of Wawa.
He additionally mentioned the terrorist group was attempting to ascertain a caliphate across the Kainji National Park positioned within the Borgu council space.
According to him, the members of the sect claimed they had been on God’s mission to the world.
He mentioned they’d been indoctrinating the folks of the world with their beliefs.
“They claimed that they are not bandits, but poised to set up a Caliphate at the Kainji National Park. They claimed they are not bandits but that they are Godsend and they are operating from the border of Niger, Benin Republic, and Nigeria. Though Benin Republic has closed its borders, the ISWAP is operating around the periphery trying to indoctrinate communities there to accept their teaching and forget about what government is doing,” Matane mentioned.
According to him, the terrorists have been preaching towards training and discouraging dad and mom from sending their youngsters to high school.