As efforts intensify in a quest to the rescue the 200 school girls abducted from their school’s dormitory in Chibok, Borno State by members of the “Boko Haram”Islamic sect on April 14.
Briefing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, the coordinator of the Joint Information Centre for Security, Mr Mike Omeri, has revealed that undisclosed politicians had been arrested and were being interrogated.
The suspected politician are believed to be linked to the sect.
According to Omeri, some of the items recovered from the suspected members of the Boko Haram sect, implicating the politicians, include some sensitive registration card.
The agency refused to mention the names of the politicians, but promised that the security agencies would not condone involvement of politicians in activities that threaten national security.
“We wish to emphasise that the government, particularly the security forces and security agencies, will not
condone involvement of politicians in security matters where the interest of our country is concerned and involved,” he warned.
The spokesman for the joint counter-terrorism forces, Major General Chris Olukolade, assured Nigerians that
operations were ongoing to ensure the rescue of the girls soon.