Army Warns Borno's Elite Of Underestimating Fight Against BH

Army Warns Borno's Elite Of Underestimating Fight Against BH

The Nigerian Army has accused the elite in the Northeast region especially Borno state, on been bent on having the activities of Boko Haram insurgents prolonged for their selfish gains.

According to Premium Times, the army on Friday, September 25, raised an alarm over plans by some of these individuals to sabotage military operations in the area.

Army Warns Borno's Elite Of Underestimating Fight Against BH
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The army spokesman, Sani Usman, in a statement did not state in clear terms the means through which the notable individuals were undermining the war against terrorism or how they would benefit from the insurgency when prolonged.

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He said: “The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public and send a very strong and serious final warning to some prominent individuals and political groups who hailed from Borno State in particular and North East generally, that there is information of plans by some highly placed individuals and political groups to undermine and scuttle the fight against terrorism and insurgency in this country.

The unscrupulous individuals and their cohorts were determined to reverse the gains made and scuttle our efforts of achieving the Presidential directive to defeat Boko Haram terrorists within 3 months. They are enlisting the services of some Non-Governmental Organizations in this grand design.”

Usman also said that the elite was employing the services of unethical means and marabout in order to frustrate our efforts and the operations in addition to campaign of calumny.

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He further warned that if  any group or individual is found guilty would be dealt with accordingly.

In the same vein the Nigerian army has said that over two hundred Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered in Banki town, Borno state.

The soldiers had earlier claimed to have destroyed  7 Boko Haram camps and  successfully detonated 7 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).


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