The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with codename ‘Operation Restore Order’, yesterday denied the purported letters/ leaflets being circulated by persons suspected to belong to Boko Haram threatening people, especially informants and those supporting security agencies, that their lives will soon be endangered as the sect will visit them one by one and kill them in their houses.
The JTF said, the purported leaflets claimed to have been written and being circulated by Boko Haram members in the state is not only fake and misleading, but untrue.
In a widely circulated statement from the JTF Headquarters in Pompomari ward of the metropolis, which were also pasted at strategic points on Sunday – Schools and Hospitals’ notice boards, a copy of which was seen by our correspondent, said “The JTF wish to inform the public that such threatened letters are not authored truly by Boko Haram sect, but by those who do not want the relative peace being enjoyed in the state to be sustained, and therefore urged members of the public to disregard such threats as the JTF is working round the clock to ensure peace and unity return back to the troubled state”.
JTF however, said its men are ready to cooperate and continue to discharge their duties according to the ‘Rules of Engagement’ so as to rid the state of Boko Haram insurgencies.
The statement also enjoined the general public to continue to support the JTF with information that will led to the arrest of any suspected Boko Haram sect in the state, stressing that any assistance (information) will be treated with utmost confidentiality.