Military dismisses reports of ISIS members spotted in Oyo state
The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that ISIS fighters have been spotted in the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State.
Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo-in-Council, in a statement released after an extraordinary meeting of the council recently, claimed suspected ISIS terrorists were now in Oke-Ogun, Oyo State.
“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
Reacting to Gani's claim, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche said it is nothing but just an alarm and that the Nigerian security agencies were equal to the task, and would not handle it with kid gloves.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, August 27, Enenche said
“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 everyday, which may be fake, though it could be true, but we don’t overlook such things.
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.”