National security adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno has named three religious groups fuelling terrorism in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.
The groups are Jama’at Nasr al-Islam Wal Muslimin (JNIM), Islamic and Muslim Support Group (IMSG) and Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS).
He stated this while speaking at the 14th workshop of the league of ulamas, preachers and imams of sahel countries, on Tuesday.
Monguno stated that terrorism and violent activities by militant Islamist groups in the sahel since 2016 is primarily driven by the ISGS.
He said the activities of these three groups have continued to pose a threat to the stability of the region.