By Arkady Petrov
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The counter-terrorism division of the Federal Police is attempting to uncover the identity of members of an extremist group threatening to assassinate President Jair Bolsonaro and two ministers.
Self-titled “Sociedade Secreta Silvestre” (Secret Wild Society) the movement calls itself “ecoterrorist” and “anti-christian” and has made “threats to public figures, notably the President of the Republic Jair Bolsonaro”, according to the document obtained by Brazilian news outlet Veja.
The threats are posted on a website and surfaced when, in December of last year, the group said it could promote an attack on the presidential inauguration ceremony.
At the time, the police disarmed a bomb placed on the door of a church located about 50 kilometers from the Palácio do Planalto.
Recently, the “Sociedade Secreta” set fire to two cars in one of Ibama’s (Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) headquarters, in Brasília. At the scene, the police located fragments of a homemade bomb.
The group took responsibility for the attack and announced that the next target would be environment minister Ricardo Salles.
According to investigators, the conduct of those involved is “extremely serious, including the use of explosive devices” and represents “criminal acts”.