Nigerian Army warns Borno residents to stop collaborating with Boko Haram, threatens to deal with informants 

The Nigerian army, through the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya has warned the residents of Borno to stop collaborating with Boko Haram members. 

This caution was contained in a statement issued by the Spokesperson of the Theatre Command, Colonel Ado Isa on Friday. 

This warning is an aftermath of an intense security response following Saturday’s gruesome massacre against 43 farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State by terror group, Boko Haram. 

Military authorities say that some resident of these Borno communities have been supporting Boko Haram members by providing intelligence on troops, logistics supply and trading with the jihadist group. 

This support has strengthened the terror group and caused setbacks for the Nigerian Army in ending terrorism in the North-East. 

“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,” Commander of the operation was quoted. 

“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.” 

Since 2009 that Boko Haram began its bloody insurgency, it has displaced about  2.4 million people in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

 

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