The alarm was raised by the Nigeria Army that Boko Haram has now resorted to poisoning water sources like wells and streams in areas they were dislodged by gallant troops or areas threatened by offensive operations.
The latest Boko Haram attack being the poisoning of the cattle water ponds in Kangallam village along Marte and Abadam axis in Borno State where a large number of cattle died after drinking water from the ponds. Credible information available to the Theatre Command indicates that though no human life was lost as a result of the barbaric act of the terrorists, some cattle were killed after drinking water from some poisoned sources.
In a statement signed by Col. Tukur Gusau, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, “The action of the Boko Haram terrorists is no doubt aimed at taking their own pound of flesh on the innocent citizens and livestock as a result of the unbearable offensive operations through the combined effort of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force to root them out completely from their enclaves and hide-outs all over the North East”.
The army then urged citizens in the affected areas “to avoid as much as possible drinking water from unverified sources.
Troops Ambush Fleeing Terrorists
Meanwhile, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have ambushed and killed 2 fleeing terrorists as well as captured several weapons and supplies on Tuesday.
The troops, who laid the ambush at the Boko Haram crossing point into Sambisa Forest at Iza, engaged the terrorists who succumbed to the superior firepower of troops and fled. The acting Director of Army Pubic Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed this in a statement.