File Photo of the Nigerian Army emblem.
Rising from a gathering with parts of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE Major General Faruk Yahaya has issued a robust warning to Borno communities collaborating with Boko haram parts to desist from it.
The warning was contained in a press launch issued by a spokesperson for the Theater Command, Colonel Ado Isa.
“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.” The Theatre Commander declared.
The degree of collaboration and help ranged from offering data and intelligence on troops and regulation abiding residents, to logistics provide and buying and selling with the terrorists, the assertion alleged.
This is inspite of “obvious implications and the dangers of collaborating with Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and other criminal elements in the society” Yahaya said.
Benisheik, Jakana, Mainok, Magumeri, Gajiram and Gubio, all in Borno State have been indicted within the assertion for allegedly harbouring “unpatriotic and heartless criminal elements.”
The theatre commander attributes this to what he describes because the excessive degree of terrorists actions and basic insecurity that leads to casualties in these areas.
“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.”
According to the assertion, the military can also be compelled to come back out onerous on any neighborhood or teams that help or collaborate with terrorists in any approach or act as buffer or harbour zone for them.
The assertion made no direct point out of the Zabarmari farmers killed in Koshobe village, and their location is just not listed amongst defaulting cities.
The navy has been tight lipped because the assault occured, amidst outcries for engagement of mercenaries and sack of the Army Chief and his colleagues.
The Multi National Joint Task power has nevertheless been assembly on the Headquarters of the Theatre Command with Commanders of its parts from Chad, Niger and Cameroun in in attendance.
They additionally met with the Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum in a closed session; the agenda/end result of their assembly was not made public.