7 September 2011
About 300 out of the estimated 500 Boko Haram members have so far been apprehended by the security agencies across the country, a Presidency source said yesterday.
According to him, “I can tell you that we are on top of the Boko Haram issue. We have so far rounded up about 300 out of the 500 Boko Haram members and we are still arresting many of them. We have not been resting on our oars and it is wrong to insinuate that President Jonathan was not treating the issue with the seriousness it deserves. As we are talking now, we are pursuing both financiers and operatives of the Islamic sect”.
However, another highly placed security official within the Presidency has advised Jonathan to ensure adequate punishment of offenders to serve as deterrent to others who would want to destabilise the country using religion as cover.