Army Raises Alarm About Boko Haram Member’s Escape To Towns


By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Army says some terrorists have escaped their base in Sambisa forest in Borno State to various parts of the country. Even as reports said 80 percent of the forest which has been the headquarters of Boko Haram insurgent are now cleared.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman stated this in a statement Thursday night, urging residents, especially those in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa to be extra vigilant and be more security conscious of strange persons or movements.

The statement read: ”The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public that due to the ongoing final clearance and occupation of Boko Haram terrorists hideouts in Sambisa forest, quite a number of them are escaping the theatre of operation in the North East to various parts of the country and elsewhere.

”Therefore, members of the public especially residents of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, are hereby requested to be extra vigilant, security conscious of strange movements or persons in the society.

”The public are also please requested to report any suspicious person or group of persons to the security agencies for prompt action.

”We wish to reiterate our commitment of clearing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in all their suspected hideouts by the end of this year. We therefore solicit for more public support and cooperation to achieve that”.


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