The Nigerian Army Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, has warned individuals, communities 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 press statement issued by Colonel Ado Isa, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole on Friday and made available to National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE.
The Nigerian Army said that 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 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.
“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.
“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”.
The command further warned groups or communities who fraternize with Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists, assuring them that the military will deal with anyone found wanting.
“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,” he stated.