ISIS, Boko Threat to Indo-Africa Summit


NEW DELHI: Law enforcement agencies have been asked to step up security around Indo-Africa summit due to the possibility of outfits Boko Haram and Islamic State attempting to disrupt the meet, sources in the intelligence establishment said.

The threat perception of the summit has been marked as “very high” as several heads of state visiting Delhi are under threat from Boko Haram, which is mainly active in Nigeria and has recently pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State.

IS has been trying to mark its presence in the Indian subcontinent, and has claimed responsibility for a few strikes in neighboring Bangladesh. Agencies have a list of people radicalized by ISIS propaganda and Delhi Police has even registered an FIR to take steps against the radicalization moves.

Over 25,000 Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel are operating in tandem with the African security apparatus in central and New Delhi areas for the summit. Security will be extra tight on October 29 when all heads of state, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and high-ranking Indian and African officials will congregate at the IG indoor stadium.