The military high uncover has confirmed that scores of Boko Haram terrorists fleeing intense land and air offensive against their hideouts and camps within the North-East were infiltrating the North-West and North-Central, emboldening armed banditry and other crimes.Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Significant Traditional John Enenche, who confirmed the scurry of terrorists to the zones, neatly-known that the form of weaponry chanced on with the bandits such as anti-aircraft gun, PKT gun able to taking pictures down an aircraft, became as soon as a demonstration that some Boko Haram criminals would perchance presumably also need relocated to the North-West and North-Central.
He acknowledged, “In the past, the very ultimate weapon chanced on amongst bandits became as soon as the GPMG weapons and AK 47 rifles because what they are known for is stealing of cows and rams. Nonetheless now, they are in possession of AA and PKT weapons that would perchance presumably even be ragged to bring down an aircraft.
“It is no longer any hidden indisputable truth that these are weapons ragged by Boko Haram terrorists obtained from neighbouring West African worldwide locations.”
Talking on the withdrawal of military from checkpoints right thru the country, which is able to opening the ability for terrorists and bandits fleeing military offensives to freely relocate to other factors of the country, Enenche acknowledged it became as soon as on account of complaints of Nigerians especially all the draw in which thru the COVID-19 lockdown.
He added, “Nonetheless as a replace of the checkpoints, the military nonetheless conducts snap tests on the roads to be decided criminal factors don’t have freedom of scurry. It is not that the military is completely withdrawn.
“The troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have continued to level sustained resilience within the fight against terrorism within the North-East zone of the country.
‘’This has been evident of their latest encounters with the BHT/ISWAP factors right thru the North-East theatre of operation. All around the period, troops’ encounters with the criminal factors resulted within the destruction of their constructions and equipment, besides to the rob of fingers and ammunition.
“Our fearless troops also rescued some hostages, with some criminal factors surrendering to the troops. All around the period, the bottom troops of Operation Lafiya Dole had no fewer than 17 encounters with the BHT/ISWAP criminals within the North-East theatre of operation.”