Following the dislodgment of Boko Haram terrorist’s camps in some parts of Borno state by military troops which had forced many of the terrorists to scavenge for food from villagers, the terrorists have resorted to robbing innocent civilians thereby killing three passengers after collecting unspecified amount of cash and food items from their victims along Bama- Banki road.
This is even as intelligence information available to the newly established Headquarters of 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri indicated that the terrorists have written threat letters to Dikwa Market/traders demanding N1 million to enable them purchase food items and other logistical requirement or be ready to face deadly attacks.
These were contained in a press statement emailed to Journalists yesterday by the Acting Spokesman of the 7 Div, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Sagir in the statement said, “ at about 1135 hours on 13th September, 2013, some troops of Banki Forward Operating Base (BFOB) on a mission of 202 Battalion Bama, on their way back to Banki, a boarder town with Cameroun Republic encountered some Boko Haram terrorists along Bama-Banki road carrying out armed robbery activities on innocent traders and travelers. The terrorists had killed 3 passengers and collected unspecified amount of cash and food items during the robbery incident.
More details soon