The Department of State Security has given assurance that the activities of fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram would soon be brought to check, Vanguard newspaper reports. Speaking at the opening of the one week training for media practitioners in Abuja, Director General of the Department of State Security, Ekpenyong Ita assured that the service and other security agencies are working with other stakeholders including the media towards ensuring that the activities of the Boko Haram sect are brought under total control for peace to reign in the country.
He further disclosed that activities of the Boko Haram sect have turned to a full scale business venture for its leaders. According to him, recent discovery of the main objective of the terrorist group runs contrary to the earlier claims by the group that they are actually fighting a religious war stating that they actually started as an extremist religious group under the late Mohammed Yusuf, but later transformed into a business venture, as the sect members are now make good living out of their criminal activities. He appealed to the media to contribute to the fight against the group by stifling the terrorist group of publicity which he noted, they crave to instil fear into the minds of the citizens.