Boko Haram: Army Urges Public For Timely Information On Insurgents

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 The Nigerian Army has called on Nigerians to provide timely information to security agencies in order to forestall attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic sect.

The said it has stepped up its attack and surveillance on the insurgents, whom it described as “fleeing terrorists whose attacks on soft targets are intended to provoke fear and create a false sense of invisibility.”
 It said its ongoing onslaught against terrorists in some parts of the country would not be deterred by what it called “the unfortunate attacks being carried out against troops and innocent civilians by the insurgents.”
Hundreds of persons were reportedly killed in the renewed attacks by insurgents including over 150 persons who died at villages in Adamawa and Borno last Sunday.
 A statement by the Director Defence Information, Major Gen. Chris Olukolade said, “The terrorists who move from village to village attacking innocent civilians are those escaping from the onslaught against their makeshift hideout along the border and entry point from neighbouring countries.”
 According to the statement: “The fighting patrols by air and land are being stepped up in the forests and hills of the affected areas and other parts of the north east where the Boko Haram terrorists are hiding.  The security forces will continue to employ necessary fire power to enhance the effectiveness of the mission until the terrorists are duly curtailed,” it said.
 The Army said “the locations that are prone to attacks are being reinforced while the general area is now under heightened surveillance and patrols.  Some suspected perpetrators of the recent assault have been apprehended and weapons recovered from them.”
“While appealing for the patience of the general public, the citizens in the affected areas are encouraged to provide security agencies with timely information to forestall the activities of the fleeing terrorists whose attacks on soft targets are intended to provoke fear and create a false sense of invisibility.”
 
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DHQ/ABJ/901/32/DDI
                                                                                       17 February 2014
PRESS RELEASE
    
 
OFFENSIVE AGAINST TERRORISTS CONTINUES
The ongoing onslaught against terrorists in some parts of the country will not be deterred by the unfortunate attacks being carried out against troops and innocent civilians by the insurgents.
The terrorists who move from village to village attacking innocent civilians are those escaping from the onslaught against their makeshift hideout along the border and entry point from neighbouring countries.
The fighting patrols by air and land are being stepped up in the forests and hills of the affected areas and other parts of the north east where the Boko Haram terrorists are hiding.  The security forces will continue to employ necessary fire power to enhance the effectiveness of the mission until the terrorists are duly curtailed.  Meanwhile, locations that are prone to attacks are being reinforced while the general area is now under heightened surveillance and patrols.  Some suspected perpetrators of the recent assault have been apprehended and weapons recovered from them.
While appealing for the patience of the general public, the citizens in the affected areas are encouraged to provide security agencies with TIMELY information to forestall the activities of the fleeing terrorists whose attacks on soft targets are intended to provoke fear and create a false sense of invisibility.
    
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CHRIS OLUKOLADE
Major General
Director Defence Information