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Terrorists In Okeogun: Everything is under control no need to worry — Military

The Nigerian Army has assured the people of Oke Ogun are in Oyo State of their security after series of news that ISIS fighters have been spotted in the area.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche told journalists at a briefing in Abuja on Thursday that there was nothing to worry about.

Enenche said that security agencies were ahead of the unfolding security challenges. Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo-in-Council, was said to have disclosed, in a communique issued after an extraordinary meeting of the council, that suspected ISIS operatives and terrorists were now in Oke-Ogun, Oyo State.

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“Indeed, the intel also reveals that about 500 power-bikes and assorted ammunition belonging to the terrorists have been sighted along the abandoned Lusada route moving towards Sokoto, from Igbo-Ora in Oyo State,” he claimed.

Enenche dismissed the rumours as nothing but just a buzzer and that Nigerian security agencies were equal to the task, and would not handle it with kid gloves.

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“From the report I have, it is just that one where the U.S. AFRICOM advised and cautioned us about, so I believe that is what people are magnifying. But I can tell you that we have put machinery in place together with other security agencies.

“So, we should be careful, because we get such stories every day, which may be fake, though it could be true, we don’t overlook such things.

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“My response is that it is not new and if it is new, tell the public that we have every machinery in place together with other security agencies, as usual, to handle it with their cooperation.”

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