The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has regarded the US Intelligence alarm of Al-Qaeda infiltrating Nigeria in North-West states of the country as a stale information.
Coordinator of defence media operations John Enenche, in a statement released on Thursday August 6 said the intelligence is as old as maybe five or ten years, and it is also not the first time the US would raise such alarm.
Eneche in his statement said
“Our attention is being drawn to the fact that terrorists from other zones are coming here, I think it would be good for us to be keeping records of events as they unfold.
“For me, this is not the first time they are raising such an alarm, the alarm is as old as maybe five or ten years ago and the armed forces and the country is conscious of it.
“When the conflict in Libya was declared officially that it ended, which did not end what happened? It was we, our NIA, state service and all that raised the information that these people are moving.
“Have we not captured foreigners among the people that have been terrorizing us in this country? So it is just like a call to keep doing what you are doing, so the general public should know that the security agencies are on top of that one.
“Why do we have ISAWP here now, was ISWAP indigenous to Nigeria, No! So it’s just like telling you the obvious and I want to take like an advice to continue to ensure you have measures in place to continue checking them.”