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Military dismisses reports of ISIS members spotted in Oyo state

The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that ISIS fighters have been spotted within the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State.

Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo-in-Council, in a statement released after a unprecedented meeting of the council recently, claimed suspected ISIS terrorists were now in Oke-Ogun, Oyo State.

Indeed, the intel also reveals that about 500 power-bikes and various ammunition belonging to the terrorists are sighted along the abandoned Lusada route moving towards Sokoto, from Igbo-Ora in Oyo State,” he claimed

Reacting to Gani's claim, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche said it's nothing but just an alarm which the Nigerian security agencies were adequate to the task, and would not handle it with kid gloves.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, August 27, Enenche said

From the report I have, it's just that one where the U.S. AFRICOM advised and cautioned us about, so i think that's what people are magnifying. But I can tell you that we've put machinery in situ along side other security agencies.

So, we should use caution, because we get such stories everyday, which can be fake, though it might be true, but we don’t overlook such things.

My response is that it's not new and if it's new, tell the general public that we've got every machinery in situ along side other security agencies as usual to handle it with their cooperation.

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