Terrorism: Nigerian security agencies get set to answer the JAMBS question

by Akan Ido

The Nigerian security apparatus which, according to observers, have so far proved inadequate to protect the lives and property of citizens might soon be stretched thinner with the emergence of a new terror group known as the Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina fi Biladis Sudan (JAMBS), which roughly translates as Vanguards for the Aid of Muslims in Black Africa.

The new sect is said to be an offshoot of the Boko Haram Islamic group which has almost freely carried out its terror activities mainly in the northern part of the country.

Reports say JAMBS was created by Boko Haram commanders who were disenchanted with the leadership style of the extremist group’s spiritual leader, Mohammed Shekau.

The new sect, which had claimed responsibility for various acts of hostage-taking and the November 26, 2012 attack on the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) detention centre in Abuja, has been under security watch.

The group, which is believed to be affiliated to the Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, said it was behind the recent kidnap of a French engineer, Francis Colump, in Katsina, citing France’s push for military intervention in Mali as justification.

According to a security source, the government is keeping a close watch on the activities of the new sect.

“We are not closing our eyes to the activities of the new sect; in fact, they have been under our radar for sometime, but we don’t want to give them legitimacy by acknowledging them. That is why it seems as if security agencies are ignorant of their antics, but that is far from the truth,” the sources stated.

Some observers believe the sect will continue to grow fangs and inflict more terror like its parent group, but others believe JAMBS will fizzle out if the Boko Haram menace is eradicated.

The Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba spoke with reporters reiterating the success of the police force in fighting crime.

“Our mission is to fight crime and fight it effectively; our approach is a holistic one and I think its high time Nigerians appreciated that our strategies are working. Our determination to fight crime headlong is unshakeable and we will continue to record success against crime and criminality in this year,” he declared.

We shall be watching to see how this intricate security question is answered.

Comments (4)

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  2. The nigerian trying they best more expecialy the nigerian police they is know inprovedment know eqeckment poor salarys bad accormandation its lukubeyers when the inspector general telled the house that his salary is seven hundret thousand what did they do know body that said any tin the most sehmple think is the new uniform the federal government they are be able to proved it any thing I.g is the I.g motor or bomb countroller so mr president please you should try and do what ever and your best to reform to nigeria police of the day how many police men have gone treelionsss have gone in saviveng your fatherd land and yet they familys are sorferring know benefit. Mr president mr vice president mr senet president mr speaker aminu distingushe Hon colleas and the police minister affieans long live nigerians long live all your leaders poorres and rechers long live all the nations.

  3. Federal government, should think out of the box by dealing decisively with any terrorist caught, come up with special court or tribunal that can try their cases speedily, execute the one that need to be executed and long jail term for those that deserve to be jailed and at the same time embark on meaningful development of the north east of nigeria to stem this embarassing group called boko harram.

  4. i urge d securities agencies 2 strive hard in discharging their duties 2 d best of their knowledge.

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