Bulama Bukarti, a Nigerian security expert and lawyer, has talked about the security situation in Nigeria.
He said that all three factions of Boko Haram have now successfully established themselves close to Abuja.
Bukarti who sat for an interview on Channels Television on Friday July 29, said this is the first time the terrorist group is establishing a presence in the nation’s North-Central region.
He further described this as a worrying development. Bukarti said; “In the North-Central, close to Abuja, all the three factions of Boko Haram have now successfully established themselves.
“And this is a worrying development. And the train attack was launched by Boko Haram. We now know that the Kuje prison attack was launched by Boko Haram. And I can bet you that the two attacks in Abuja were launched by Boko Haram, not bandits.
“And even it its heyday between 2014 and 2015, Boko Haram has never had a residence cell in the North-Central or the North-West. In those days, they were sending bombers from the North-East to detonate bombs in Abuja, Kano and other places.
“But what we see today are all of the three factions of Boko Haram having cells resident in Niger, Nasarawa, Zamfara and now close to Abuja. And this is very worrying. And they are getting deadlier. And we know they have now put Abuja under siege and Nigeria has got to wake up and do what we need to do to confront these challenges.”
His comment comes amid a heightened sense of insecurity in the nation’s capital.
Gunmen in recent days have attacked military installations killing some soldiers.
The Federal Government has said it is working to restore peace across the country.