Nigerian Army Issues Stern Warning to Supporters of Boko Haram and ISWAP Terrorists
The Nigerian Army has issued a strong to individual and communities supporting or providing information to terrorists in the North eastern part of the country and elsewhere.
In a statement in Abuja singed by Colonel ADO ISA, Deputy Director Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the Army said:
“The Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE has reliable information that despite the obvious implications and the dangers of collaborating with Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and other criminal elements in the society, some unscrupulous elements engage in it. The level of collaboration and support ranged from providing information and intelligence on troops and law abiding citizens, to logistics supply and trading with the terrorists.
In particular, certain communities in the general areas of Benisheik, Jakana, Mainok, Magumeri, Gajiram and Gubio, all in Borno State have been identified as harbouring these unpatriotic and heartless criminal elements. This account for high level of terrorists activities and general insecurity that results in casualties in those areas.
“Consequently, the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE wishes to inform all those involved in these dastardly acts to stop it forthwith. Anyone caught will face the full wrath of the law as we will not tolerate anyone sabotaging our concerted counterterrorism and counterinsurgency efforts through collaboration with the Boko Haram terrorists.
“We may also be compelled to come out hard on any community or groups that support or collaborate with terrorists in any way or form. or act as buffer or harbour zone to these criminals.
“We also wish to warn all groups or communities hobnobbing with Boko Haram/ISWAP to sever such relations or the military takes drastic action against such defaulters”.