B/Haram infiltrating fringes of Maiduguri – Army

The military has spoken of credible information and evidence that, in
a bid to further intensify their psychological war and instil fear on
the citizens, insurgents have infiltrated some villages in the fringes
of Maiduguri city.

Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA
DOLE, Colonel Onyena Nwachukwu in a statement yesterday said the Boko
Haram elements “have clandestinely been going about threatening
innocent residents, warning them to vacate their homes.

“So far, out of fear, several inhabitants have moved out of their
ancestral homes. Consequently, we wish to inform all well meaning
citizens, especially within Maiduguri metropolis and its environs to
promptly report the presence of  suspicious persons or avail the
security agencies of information about such persons.”

Continuing, Col Nwachukwu said: “Failure to report will be viewed
seriously as tantamount to collaboration with the Boko Haram
terrorists. Such compromising persons when found will be treated like
the terrorists.

“Members of the public are enjoined to please cooperate and support
ongoing operations to weed out the infiltrating terrorists and their

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