An advocacy group, Youth and Conflict Resolution Initiatives, has alleged sabotage in the fight against Boko-Haram insurgency in some parts of the country. The group said it was worrisome that the insurgents could successfully launch coordinated attacks in Adamawa and Borno states, despite the curfew and state of emergency imposed on the states.
The Director, International Relations, Efemena Agadama, who spoke with our reporter from London, said the reports of the insurgents capturing communities under state of emergency was a clear indication that the ongoing war was being sabotaged by forces that were insiders or privy to government information and intelligence materials.
“It is a betrayal of trust and violation of allegiance to the state, which is treason. And this calls for the Federal Government to review the mechanism for the dissemination of military intelligence and information.
“There is no way any terrorist group can survive in a very hostile environment, especially from the political class that commands public opinion there. That is not possible, but we can see that Boko Haram is not only surviving but launching deadly assaults against the army and even the Air Force,” he said.
Efemena said it was unheard of in the history of the country that any group or body had ever launched deadly raids against any military brigade, barrack or base within the national space.
According to him, such warring successes recorded by the insurgents were proofs that internal forces were bent on destabilising the country ahead of the 2015 general elections.
He said the current sabotaging of the state of emergency amounted to treason and should attract the necessary prosecutions.
“Then there are those who are promoting Boko Haram staged videos to fool foreign human rights groups, demoralise the military and support the Boko Haram cause,” he added.
Efemena urged those sponsoring the terrorist group to stop undermining the collective reasoning of Nigerians by trying to falsely accuse those who were strongly against them as their sponsors.
“That is a mathematical deception meant to distort the truth, divert attention, set the North against the South, undermine the state of emergency and push Nigeria to events of 1967. The state of emergency is being undermined and currently being sabotaged and we condemn such treasonable acts and call for urgent prosecutions,” he added.