The Rivers State Chairman of Islamic Forum of Nigeria, Alhaji Musa Otto, has alerted the state government and security agencies on the presence of the insurgent Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
Alhaji Musa made the revelation in an exclusive interview with Nation Evening Express newspaper in Port.
He said the group has infiltrated the Muslim community in the state from riverside Bonny Island operational base, warning that it would soon begin a campaign of violence in the Niger Delta region.
Contrary to assurances by the police and security agencies, the Muslim cleric said IFN unearthed the presence of the Islamic militants – Boko Haram – (western education is a taboo), nearly two years ago.
Musa, an indigene of Elelenwo in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, and member of the Moon-sighting Committee of Islamic Community in the state, said it was only a matter of time before members of the sect start to foment trouble.
He said: “There are no two types of Islam in insistence but there is a group known as Shiite. I have once reported to the State Security Services (SSS) of the existence of their members here in Rivers State. They built their Mosque at Bonny; I saw this during the voter registration exercise in Bonny in 2010/2011.