Alleged planned B/Haram attacks: It’s fake news; Maiduguri is peaceful, calm - Army

Alleged planned B/Haram attacks: It’s fake news; Maiduguri is peaceful, calm - Army

- The Nigerian Army has debunked reports of a plan by Boko Haram terrorists to carry out deadly attacks in certain areas and key facilities in Maiduguri, Borno state

- Army spokesman, Colonel Ado Isa, said troops are committed to ensuring that the movements and activities of the marauders are thwarted effectively

- Members of the public were enjoined to disregard the report and go about their lawful businesses without fear or hindrance

The Nigerian Army has debunked reports of a plan by Boko Haram terrorists to carry out deadly attacks in certain areas and key facilities in Maiduguri, Borno state so as to inflict casualty and cause panic among Nigerians.

In a Facebook post, the deputy director of Army public relations, Colonel Ado Isa, assured the public that necessary measures had been put in place to checkmate the criminals purported evil plans.

Legit.ng notes that the Army spokesman said troops are committed to ensuring that the movements and activities of the marauders are thwarted effectively.

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The statement read further: “Troops are also in staging positions in line with the Super Camp concept to destroy the bandits whenever they are seen.

“Consequently, members of the public are urged to disregard the rumor of 'deadly attacks' on Maiduguri and environs.

“The fake news is circulated by mischievous elements and other collaborators of the criminals with the aim to instill fear and panic in the minds of the people as well as to sabotage the efforts of the military and other security agencies in the struggle to end the menace.

“Members of the public are therefore enjoined to disregard the alleged attacks on Maiduguri city and environs and go about their routine lawful businesses without fear or hindrance.”

The Army spokesman also urged members of the public to “be more vigilant and report unusual/suspicious presence or movements of persons especially at important public places like markets, schools, mosques and churches as well as venues for occasions to security agencies.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said that Boko Haram members should be treated as criminals and warned against glorifying them.

The chief of Army staff gave the warning while on an operational visit to troops in the north-east. Buratai said the terrorists had become emboldened, due to propaganda from the media and Nigerians.

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