July 31, 2017 – DSS Probing Calls Logs As Boko Haram Informants In NNPC Convoy Leak Movement Details To Terror Sect
Concerned by the high casualty figures in Tuesday’s ambush of an oil exploration team, intelligence service has started probing call logs in Magumeri axis.
It was suspected that some moles in the convoy of the NNPC team might have sold out to Boko Haram.
The convoy comprised NNPC officials, University of Maiduguri officials, soldiers and Civilian JTF members.
The death toll has forced the military to go back to the drawing board on how to avert a reoccurrence.
According to PRNigeria, a military covert media outreach, the probe will determine whether there were moles in the convoy or if there was connivance by those living along the routes.
The ongoing investigation will also ascertain if there were collaborators in some of the villages in the affected axis.
A top security source said “The recent deadly Boko Haram attacks which left in its trail loss of lives, property and abductions has necessitated a joint security intelligence service in examining calls and messages within the Yesu District in Magumeri axis of Borno State.
“The development has become necessary as moles could be suspected among those in the convoy that include different interest groups to perpetuate their heinous activities.
The source also revealed that the security services in the course of their assignment will determine whether there is connivance and collaborators by those living along the routes since the same NNPC explorers have always travelled regularly to the exploration sites on the same route.
“It is so baffling the shocking ambush by the terrorists when our gallant troops have always provided adequate security cover for the same convoy regularly on that same route and similar ones for months without problems!
“There are concerns that the planned military onslaught recently announced by the Chief of Army staff(COAS) with a deadline to capture dead or alive notorious position leaders of the deadly sect may be suspended or slowed down because of the capture of some staff of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and other abductees being moved to the suspected sites.”