Northern Communities Shield Boko Haram Members —SSS

Boko Haram fighters

The Director of the Department of State Security Service (SSS), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Mr. John Okojie, has said that the menace of the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram, has proven intractable because communities shield members of the sect.

Speaking when the new executive of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja council, paid him a courtesy visit in his office, the director said the service and other security agencies were doing their best to protect lives and property regarding activities of the sect and other criminal gangs.

Okojie, who explained that the job of the agency was principally to prevent crime, stated that the invisible mode of operation of members of the sect had made it difficult to successfully hold dialogue with them.

According to him, the sect was usually represented by intermediaries who will not disclose the identities of members of the sect, making the situation more complicated unlike what happened with the Niger Delta militants.

He decried the unwillingness of the people to provide useful information to security agencies on the identity of the sect members and their operations notwithstanding the fact that they exist and operate among the people.

Commending the NUJ for its support to the service and other security agencies in the fight against crime, the director expressed readiness to work with the union, pointing out, however, that there might be situations where he would refer journalists to the service spokesperson who is authorised to represent the interest of the service to the media and the public.

Earlier, the secretary of the council, Mr. Emmanuel Ogbeche, who introduced the new executive to the director, had stated that the NUJ was seeking to collaborate with the service in the discharge of its constitutional duty of monitoring the government on behalf of the people.

-ThisDay News


  1. SSS Okojie should stop being lazy. Let him/them Go after the political and financial BOKO HARAM in PDP, ACN, CPC,APGA, BUHARI, IBB, ATIKU, TINUBU, IBORI, FASHOLA,UDUAGHAN, CHIME,OTEDOLA, ANNINEH etc ABUJA, ALL state and LGA HQs, CBN, NASS, and leave the Northern/Southern communities alone. The real BOKO HARAM – religious once are doing a lot for Nigerians – clearing Police /FRSC/CUSTOM/ illegal road blocks, They are also making cattle, sheep, catfish, tomatoes , etc available all over the nation. If FG can increase Prisons Bed Spaces to 1.65m in the next 12mths to accommodate 1% of statistically Natural Criminals in Nigerian population aged 18 – 75yrs the problem of crime in Nigeria will be drastically reduced. Go for political and financial BOKO HARAM, Leave the religious BOKO HARAM alone.

  2. d Nothern people must sheild Boko Haram,in fact dey need to nuture and protect the dem well.becos they are d implement dat dey are using to do d work of dier father-SATAN.dey are all together seed of d evil ONE.if dey dont kill,den dey would become bastard.but dey need to kill to resemble their father.and after d killings dey would head for mosque to worship deir father.gud luck to dem.

  3. It seems like some of the christians don’t really understand what is boko haram, cos had it been you know it , you ‘ll not be blaming muslims cos they are not exceptions on the killings. Muslim are the majority in the casuality of this dreaded devils called BH.


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