• Trending News:

    Tuesday, 17 September 2019

    "Boko Haram Hits Harder As 200,000 North-East Residents Are abandoned" - Report

    Image result for https://www.thecable.ng/report-boko-haram-hits-harder-as-200000-north-east-residents-are-abandoned
    Photo - ThecableNg

    ATLEAST 220,000 residents of the north-east have reportedly been abandoned as a result of a new strategy the military adopted in the war against Boko Haram.

    Reuters is reporting that the strategy tagged: “Super Camps”, has also made humanitarian agencies unable to reach an estimated 100,000 residents.

    The Nigerian military recently set up about 20 super camps to curtail the activities of the insurgents across the north-east.

    But Reuters quoted sources at an international aid organisation as well as security officials as saying the insurgents have taken advantage of the soldiers’ withdrawal to torment residents.

    The report said the the army’s withdrawal “coincided with a string of insurgent raids on newly unprotected towns and has left the militants free to set up checkpoints on roads as they roam more freely across the countryside.”


    The situation has been described as “a mess and a disaster for humanitarian actors.”

    The news agency quoted security sources as saying soldiers no longer protect some key roads, “cutting off access for humanitarians workers as more of the region falls under the sway of the insurgents.”

    “The military departures so far have cut off more than 100,000 people from aid and if more soldiers go, as many as 121,000 other civilians could flee their towns,” one of the relief agencies reportedly said in its briefing note.

    “The population of towns being abandoned by the military is a combined 223,000 people.”

    While announcing the new strategy, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had said it entails the “concentration of formidable fighting force in strongholds that have the capacity for swift mobility.”

    But a lot of Nigerians including Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, blamed fresh attacks on the new strategy.

    TheCable reached out to Sagir Musa, army spokesman, to respond to the report, but he had not done so as of the time this report was filed. (ThecableNg)

    All over the world, good and responsible journalism ensures the promotion of a free society, accountable governance, empowerment of citizens and protection of human rights. 

    For continued publishing of value-adding information, NAIJA MAGAZINE ONLINE kindly requests your support and partnership as responsible journalism is expensive. 

    For ADVERTS, please contact The Editor by email: naijamagazineonline@gmail.com. 
    For DONATIONS, please click the DONATE button below.  

    By partnering with NAIJA MAGAZINE ONLINE, you are helping create a sustainable heritage for all.

    Kindly share, leave a comment, contact us, like or follow us on Twitter Facebook Instagram. Do you have a story, or want to publicise your activities and promote your brand? Contact the Editor by Email.

    No comments:

    Post a comment




    πŸ‘‡ πŸ‘‡ Contact Us �� ��


    Email *

    Message *