The Nigerian Army has said that it has uncovered a plan by the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram to poison water sources in the North East region.
Major Joseph Adekunle Afolasade, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations Officer of 33 Artilery Brigade Bauchi, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, October 23.
Afolasade said out of desperation, the insurgents who are fleeing their camps are planning to harm innocent people.
The statement reads: “The Command wishes to inform the general public that Boko Haram terrorists plan to buy large quantity of rat poison and other poisonous items from markets to enable them poison water sources particularly in the North Eastern states.
The Nigerian Army Theater Command therefore calls on the general public particularly market men and women, vendors of such items to be vigilant.”
The statement urged citizens to report any person buying large quantities of such commodities to security agencies.