Withdraw support, collaborating with BH/ISWAP terrorists–NA warns individuals, communities

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Nigerian Military through its theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, (OPLD) has warned individuals and communities lending their support and collaboration with Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists to desist forthwith or bear the consequences.

This warning was given sequel to the authentic and reliable information at the disposal of the Theatre Command, OPLD indicating 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 still indulge in such unpatriotic act.

The statement signed by Col. Ado Isa, Deputy Director in charge of Public Relations Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole describes the level of collaboration and support ranging from providing useful information and intelligence on troops and law abiding citizens, to logistics supply and trading with the terrorists by those dubious humans.

“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.

The Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole consequently warned individuals or communities who are 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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