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Borno: Military Uncovers Communities Collaborating With, Habouring Boko Haram Terrorists

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The military on Friday said it has uncovered how several communities and individuals are collaborating with, and at the same time habouring Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists particularly at Benisheik, Gubio and Magumeri among others.

It thus warned the communities to immediately desist from the unholy collaboration which include providing them logistics materials of face the full wrath of the military.

Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col Ado Isa, made this known in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

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His words, “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.”

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