Muslim Brotherhood planning deadly terror in Nigeria

Nigeria's Muslim Brotherhood

Nigeria’s Muslim Brotherhood

ABUJA – THE Federal Government has alleged plans by a Boko Haram affiliate, Muslim Brotherhood Cell in Kogi State, to carry out terror attacks in Nigeria.

They have allegedly acquired bomb-making chemicals and high-calibre weapons to blow banks, arms depots and prisons.

Segun Adeyemi, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Information and Culture, disclosed the alleged plans.

He issued the statement on behalf of Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said intelligence monitoring had shown the cell is making frantic efforts to advance its improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

These are said to be made from Sodium Azide (for producing improvised detonators), Potassium Chlorate (alternative to ammonium nitrate used for producing IEDs) and Aluminium Powder (a fuel source for amplifying explosions).

It is alleged one Usman, an IED apprentice, left the cell some time back to join Islamic State in Libya.

“The new desire to acquire IED precursor chemicals could suggest that Usman or other persons may have returned from Libya and have acquired IED-making skills intended to increase the activities of the group,” Mohammed said.

The minister said intelligence also revealed the group is making serious efforts to acquire sophisticated arms, including shoulder-fired rocket launchers.

Further intelligence monitoring has revealed members of the Muslim Brotherhood are planning to forcefully free their members who are in detention in Kogi, Abuja and Kaduna.

These include one Bilyaminu, an IED expert for the group who is now atKogi State.

Mohammed appealed to Nigerians to be vigilant and to report any suspicious persons or movements to the appropriate authorities.

– CAJ News

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