Boko Haram is the latest dreaded outfit to slither into India. Riding on the back of the Nigerian drug syndicate, Dawood Ibrahim’s proximity with Al-Qaeda and his tentacles in India, the Nigerian outfit which recently triggered worldwide panic by abducting 276 schoolgirls, has penetrated the African drug-cartel operating in India, top Intelligence sources told The Sunday Standard.
The outfit dominates at least seven states of North-Eastern Nigeria and is said to have brutally killed 12,000 innocent people in the last 10 years to establish a global Islamic caliphate. Founded in 2002, the terrorist outfit is using its well-oiled network in Africa and West Asia for drug trafficking to finance it activities. Sources said the Nigerians in India have been under their scanner for drug pushing, but, now they are keeping an eye on the Nigerian militant outfit exploiting drug syndicates with inputs suggesting that some militants have already joined the network and are involved in narco-terrorism.
“They came on our radar after intelligence input from a friendly country indicated that Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Anees Ibrahim made several trips to Lagos last year and subsequently met an Al-Qaeda commander close to Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau. D-gang’s proximity with the two outfits indicates that militants are now riding on Dawood’s well-oiled network in India, Africa and South America to raise terror funds though drug trafficking,” sources added.