27 February 2012
*As 2 foreign agencies join counter-terrorism operations
*250 Nigerians died in sect's attacks between Jan and Feb
AS the Boko Haram attacks mount, security agencies in the country are recording successes in rounding up top leaders of the sect through active collaborations with two foreign intelligence agencies said to be very active now in
A security source, who craved anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, confirmed that series of arrests have been made since Friday but declined to provide details on the grounds that the issue is an ongoing operations.
Findings further revealed that the capacity of Nigerian operatives were boosted by the active participation of the British intelligence service, the M15 and Israeli service, MOSSAD which had both deployed operatives to Nigeria to track the insurgents.
The two agencies were said to be working closely with the Nigeria Police until recently when they switched to the nation's secret police due to series of leakages in the handling of Boko Haram suspects.
Nigerian Tribune was told that the M15 indeed provided the intelligence that led to the arrest of Kabiru Sokoto at the Borno Governor's Lodge, as well as ongoing collaboration with Nigerian operatives in several cities in northern
Further investigations by the Nigerian Tribune, however, showed that the Nigerian intelligence community and their foreign partners are worried that the arrest of top leaders of the sect has not yielded actionable intelligence capable of stopping attacks by the sect.