Statements recently made by a Nigerian security professional confirm claims that Boko Haram has been strategically attacking states across Nigeria in an effort to seize vast swaths of land for the creation of an separate Islamic state to be ruled by Sharia law. For years, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror against Christians throughout Nigeria’s predominantly Christian north. That campaign has taken a radical turn for the worst as more than 1,600 Christians were murdered in the first 6 months of 2014.
08/02/2014 Nigeria (Sahara Reporters) – A high-level Nigerian security source told SaharaReporters that Nigeria’s intelligence agencies have received “credible reports that Boko Haram has developed an ambitious plan to overwhelm and take over Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa states.”
The source said the Islamist terrorist group plans to carry out its design by intensifying its bombings and choosing locations that would yield high casualty figures.
“Their move is to encircle [Nigeria’s capital city of] Abuja and increase the level of political instability in the country,” our source revealed.
The high-level intelligence agent disclosed that the shape of the terror group’s plans have emerged from the confessions of some Boko Haram insurgents who were captured recently. “We have also acquired a lot of information about their [Boko Haram’s] plans through our interrogation of Aminu Sadiq Oguche.” Mr. Oguche, who was recently extradited to Nigeria from Sudan, is accused of masterminding some of the recent high-profile bomb blasts in Nigeria, including explosions at a bus station in Abuja that claimed more than 100 lives. In addition, security agents have gleaned “significant and useful intelligence” from interrogating one Mohammed Zakari, described as “the chief butcher” of Boko Haram. Mr. Zakari was recently arrested in Bauchi, capital of Bauchi State.