Nigerian Army have warned residents and some communities in Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa States on possible danger posed by Boko Haram Terrorists who had fled the Sambisa forests after a deadly onslaught by Nigerian Army.
The Director of Army Public Relation, Brig-Gen Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Maiduguri.
According to him, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole through Operation Deep Punch II have dealt a devastating blow to the terrorists in the Sambisa forest, resulting in several casualties on the part of the insurgents.
The ongoing military operation, he said was to flush out the remaining Boko Haram terrorists from their various hideouts, including Camp Zairo, which the army captured on December 23, 2016.
Gen. Usman said the fleeing terrorists would want to take cover and begin to infiltrate isolated places and communities on the fringes of Sambisa forest in Borno, Adamawa and Gombe States.
He advised communities and peace loving members of the society to be on the alert and look out for escaping Boko Haram terrorists in their midst.
“You should promptly report any observed strange movements and suspicious persons in your respective communities or settlements to the military and other security agencies.
“The fleeing insurgents may take cover in places of worship and weddings, markets and other places of public gatherings,” he added.