|Rtd. Gen. Owoye Azazi: National Security Adviser|
The "trouble flash points", according to these insiders are major mosques in Sokoto, Kaduna. Kano, Bauchi and Abuja, as well as the homes of radical Islamic clerics and some centres of Islamic learning. The "trouble flash points" outside Nigeria are said to be in Niger and Chad. The outside operations are as usual, mounted by the National Intelligence Agency(NIA).
These activities, we learned, have close connection with recent security reports hinting at a plan by disgruntled politicians from northern Nigeria to scuttle the May 29th, 2011 swearing-in ceremony of President Goodluck Jonathan to be held in Abuja. Jonathan was declared winner of the April 9th 2011 presidential election. The main opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari is challenging the verdict in court. chidi opara reports was not able to see any of the security reports at the time of preparing this report.
This plan, Security insiders revealed further would be in form of simultaneous anti-government demonstrations by youths in Sokoto, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi and Abuja on the day of the ceremony. These demonstrators, knowledgeable Security insiders insist, are usually mobilized inside mosques and centres of Islamic learning after prayer and learning sessions by radical clerics.
It would be noted that a youth organization, the Arewa Youths Forum(AYF), had in a news release recently alerted security angencies about a plan to scuttle the May 29th event by some northern politicians it did not name.
chidi opara reports network members have reported increased security around key political, religious and traditional figures from northern Nigeria, known to have sympathy for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
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