The Federal Government has given those in the Middlebelt cause to worry, after the Information Minister, Mr. Lai Mohammed confirmed that deadly radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram has moved to their region.
The Minister claimed the terror group who for more than a decade, have been terrorising Nigeria, especially the arid parts of the nation, are now in the same league with bandits.
Lai, who didn’t explain the difference between bandits and Boko Haram terrorists disclosed this during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“In some places, the activities of Boko Haram and bandits have dovetailed. This is because of the pummeling they are receiving from the military in the North East, they are moving toward parts of North Central.
”And here they are linking up with bandits, so there are some handshakes of some sorts. It is just like if you displace water, it will flow somewhere so that’s what is happening.
“But the military is aware of this and I can assure you that in the next few days; that also will be history. The military is doing its best and we are not giving up at all,’’ he added.