-by our correspondent.
The Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, has warned individuals and communities across the country of the implications and dangers of collaborating with Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists and other criminal elements in the society.
The warning was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Ado Isa, and made available to National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE.
In the statement the Nigerian Army said “some ‘unscrupulous elements’ engage in help service, collaboration and support, ranging from providing information and intelligence on troops and law abiding citizens, to logistics supply and trading with the terrorists.”
According to the Command “In particular, certain communities in the general areas of Benisheik, Jakana, Mainok, Magumeri, Gajiram and Gubio, all in Borno State have been identified as harboring these unpatriotic and heartless criminal elements. This accounts for the high level of terrorists’ activities and general insecurity that results in casualties in those areas.”
“Consequently, the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole wishes to inform all those 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.” The statement read.
The command warned that it 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 zone to the 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,” the command warned.