The State Security Services (SSS) yesterday described the rising violent activities of the Boko Haram sect as desperate measures by a sinking group to remain afloat.
SSS spokesperson Marlyn Ogar stated this in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a three-day security consciousness workshop for Department Security Officers (DSOs) of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
Ogar, who allayed feelings that there was no end to Boko Haram in sight, said that security agencies would soon end the activities of the group.
“Once you are getting to the end of any war, you tend to see issues that will frighten you a little bit and you begin to feel like there is no end in sight, but I want to say authoritatively that we are moving forward and very soon, if everybody continues to come on board, we will definitely see an end to this war that is affecting everybody.
“The president is strengthening security agencies, through the acquisition of modern day technology to combat terrorism, but of course, despite all the equipment you have, you must have human input.
“That is why there is need for us to continue to ensure that Nigerians are educated to be more conscious of their environment so that they can identify intruders within their locality,” she said.
Earlier in her address, Engineer Esther Gonda, the Permanent Secretary, Special Services Office (SSO) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), told participants that government was planning adequate security measures for MDAs within Abuja.
“The DSOs through their respective MDAs are expected to provide basic security measures such as CCTV walk through metal detectors, scanners, and parcel/letter bomb detectors.
“At the moment, the OSGF is completing the installation of bollards, under vehicle surveillance system and biometric access control system. Snipers have been purchased and the office has also concluded plans to beef up its fence with sensors wires and intelligence security cameras,” she said.