Following a severe blow to their operations by military Special Forces in Borno State, members of Islamist sect, Boko Haram have resorted to robbing innocent civilians of their cash and other valuables.
The terrorists on Friday killed three passengers after dispossessing them of unspecified amount of cash and food items along Bama- Banki road.
Similarly, intelligence information available to the newly established Headquarters of 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri indicated that the sect members have purportedly written threat letters to Dikwa Market/traders demanding N1 million to enable them stock up on food supplies and other logistical requirements or be ready to face deadly attacks.
These were contained in a statement emailed to reporters 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 border 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.”