The Nigerian Army says some Boko Haram Terrorists are currently seeking refuge in the homes of some individuals in parts of Borno and Yobe State.
Acting Director Army Public Relations Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Ado Isa in a statement says the development is a result of the military’s unrelenting onslaught on the BHT/ISWAP hideouts, along the Lake Chad region and Northern Borno.
The statement says the command received information that the fleeing criminals were seeking refuge in homes of “some unscrupulous individuals”.
“These fugitives have been escaping and taking refuge in the residence of some persons in Maiduguri, Damboa, Gajiram, Monguno, Damasak, Biu, Gwoza Dikwa, Benisheikh, Ngamdu, Bama, Gamboru, Konduga, Gajigana and other smaller towns all in Borno State. Others, have also run to Damaturu, Gujba, Buni Yadi, Buni Gari, Gashua, Kanamma, Yususufari, Goniri and Kukareta towns in Yobe State, among others,” the statement read in part.
The statement further warns those harbouring the criminals to report them to the army or attracted a severe consequence.
“While we are making concerted efforts to trace and fish out the fleeing criminals, it is important to inform and warn all those harbouring the fleeing fugitives to report or hand them to the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole immediately.