The Nigerian army called on Nigerians, especially those in the North East and Borno in particular to expose the terrorists and their movements promptly reported to the security agencies. This call was made by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman in a press released Thursday morning.
And the call came as a result of the recent attempted attack on Magumeri town on Wednesday 14 March 2017.
Part of the statement reads “Please recall that suspected Boko Haram terrorists attempted to unleash mayhem on Magumeri town, Magumeri Local Government Area, Borno State yesterday evening. The timely intervention of the military thwarted the attack.”
It should also be noted that the village was never attacked throughout the period of the insurgency for some inexplicable reasons.
The terrorists and their collaborators hibernating in the area were never exposed. There seems to be unholy alliance between the terrorists and the villagers.
“The terrorists are inhuman and barbaric, therefore cannot be trusted to spare anyone in perpetuating their inhuman acts.” The statement added.
And, “While troops are still consolidating and mopping up, it is imperative to state that preliminary investigation shows that the attackers of Magumeri came from the same community. The terrorists that attack the village are well known to the people.”
Consequently, we are constrained to state that it’s now high time for the people to take up the fight themselves and help the Nigerian military and other security agencies to protect them. It is a grievous mistake and criminal offence to continue to shield or harbour any known Boko Haram terrorist in their midst.
It is imperative that all communities in the North East especially Borno State, should fully cooperate with the military and the Security agencies by exposing Boko Haram terrorists in their respective towns and villages.
The update24 observe that Its now time for the people to start coming out and exposing the terrorists and any suspicion movements.