BREAKING: Boko Haram: Army, Borno govt to relocate Baga residents

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Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian Army, in conjunction with Borno State Government is planning to relocate the residents of Baga in Borno State to a safe place.

This is in view of the attacks by the terrorists group, Boko Haram.

The plan was made known on Sunday by Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole,  Col. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement he issued.

It would be recalled that Baga was recently attacked by Boko Haram and it took serious efforts by the military to repel it.

The disclosure was made just as the Nigerian Army described as safe, Bama, Dikwa and Monguno areas of Borno State.

Assuring the people of the areas of adequate security, it said that there was no need for the people of the areas to vacate their respective communities.

It warned that no one should instigate the people to abandon their communities as it was gathered.

The statement reads:  “It has been observed that some unscrupulous individuals with likely sinister motives within and outside Borno State, are trying to create panic and unnecessary humanitarian problems for undisclosed reasons. It has come to our attention that these people are plotting to instigate the inhabitants of Bama, Dikwa and Monguno communities to abandon their communities and relocate to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps for undisclosed reasons.

“The inhabitants of these towns and the general public are please urged to discountenance such calls and remain calm. Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE and other Security Agencies will shed more light on the issue in a Security Council meeting with the Borno State Government, scheduled to hold on Monday 31st December 2018.

“We would like to further state that there is no basis for the people of Bama, Dikwa and Monguno to vacate their respective communities. However, Operation LAFIYA DOLE troops in conjunction with Borno State Government are working towards relocating the residents of Baga, to safer locations in view of the ongoing military operations in the area.

“Members of the public are advised to remain calm as the military is in firm control to guarantee their safety and security. We would like to warn that any attempt to cause further panic through this false alarm would be viewed very seriously.”