Boko Haram Members On The Run; hiding in border areas

The Nigerian military is doing a good job in the battle against insurgency. Some Boko Haram who are disguising as civilians have fled to remote towns in the border areas following dislodgment from Damasak, Borno’s northern town and recapturing of the town by the military troops.

Spokesman for the re­gional military force; Multi-National Joint Task Force, Col Muhammad Dole said the force bombard­ment and eventual liberation of Damasak, a Boko Haram stronghold, last Thursday had compelled the terrorists to flee to communities around the Lake Chad.

He said the terrorists also dis­guised as displaced civilians to take refuge at the border area.

“Sequel to the capture and subsequent occupation of Damasak town and sur­rounding villages by Sector 4, MNJTF, the troops of Op­eration Lafiya Dole (Nige­ria) have successfully linked up and are currently consol­idating their defences in the cleared town and stabilising the general area.

“Despite this high valued achievement, remnants of Boko Haram terrorists fleeing the general area of operation are said to be relocating to remote settle­ments along the borders of the MNJTF member coun­tries, mostly disguising as normal civilians,” Dole said in a statement.

He appealed to people re­siding along the borders to be security conscious and “report arrival of new persons/settlers as well as unusual movement of persons to the nearest security agencies.”

Dole assured that the task of ending insurgen­cy in the country would be achieved.