By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE has said that they have reliable information that despite the obvious implications and the dangers of collaborating with Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and other criminal elements in the society, some unscrupulous elements engage in it, warning that anymore caught will face full wrath of the law.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Colonel Ado Isa, dated December 3, 2020.
“Anyone caught will face the full wrath of the law as we will not tolerate anyone sabotaging our concerted counterterrorism and counter insurgency 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 statement warned.
It lamented that the level of collaboration and support ranged from providing information and intelligence on troops and law abiding citizens, to logistics supply and trading with the terrorists. In particular, certain communities in the general areas of Benisheik, Jakana, Mainok, Magumeri, Gajiram and Gubio, all in Borno State, who 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,” it said.
The Army also warned all groups or communities hobnobbing with Boko Haram/ISWAP to sever such relations or the military takes drastic action against such defaulters.