BOKO HARAM: MILITARY TASK FORCE WARNS BORNO RESIDENTS ON ATTACKS
The Operation Restore Order Military Task Force in Borno State on Saturday warned residents of Maiduguri against allowing their premises to be used for attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants.
The warning was contained in a statement by the Spokesman of the Task Force, Col. Victor Ebhaleme in Maiduguri, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“The Task Force has observed with dismay the unacceptable behaviour of some residents in Maiduguri, who willingly allow their surroundings or frontage of their business places to be used for nefarious activities.
“Such residents are strongly advised to desist from such acts. The Task Force will henceforth take appropriate actions to protect the public from such actions.''
Ebhaleme said that such individuals, who allowed their premises to be used for criminal activities, would also be treated as criminals.
“It is to be noted that persons who allow the use of their surroundings to be used for criminal acts will also be treated as criminals.
“Owners of makeshift kiosks who allow their structures to be used to attack members of the public or security agents, will be considered as collaborators and treated appropriately.''
Ebhaleme said the Task Force had discovered that most makeshift structures were being used for attacks on the public and security agents in recent times.
“Finally, the general public is advised to continue to assist the Task Force in securing the lives and properties of law abiding people or Borno State.''