- Boko Haram terrorists are stepping up plans to attack Maiduguri
- This was the concern raised by residents in the city on Sunday, July 30
- The residents are concerned about the activities of the group around Maiduguri
A report by Daily Trust indicates that residents of Maiduguri, Borno state are apprehensive over potential attacks by terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The residents who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of being attacked expressed worry on the activities of the group around the city.
They called for aggressive surveillance by Nigerian security agencies, because according to them, the terrorists were inching closer to the state capital.
They stated that Boko Haram foot-soldiers more often brought girls on suic*de mission from the forests and coerced the villagers into silence ahead of carrying out their nefarious activities.
“The terrorists bully us into silence all the time; they always threatened that they would sack our villages if we talk,” one of the villagers said.
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He listed communities around Maiduguri that were under threat to include Dunomari, Ngubodori, Garin Maliki, Jiddari, Tamsugamdu, Garin Kwayam, Zaragajri and Jelta Kawu all around the University of Maiduguri.
Another source said communities around Barracks road were also being threatened by the terrorists. “Places like Bale, Galtimari, Fasha, Garin Shuwa, Kayamla, Taujeri and Kayamari are all having sleepless nights,” he said.
Meanwhile, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has condemned the ambush, attack and abduction of soldiers, and civilians who were carrying out their duties to the nation in the Lake Chad Basin Frontier Exploration.
In a statement released by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo also assured Nigerians that the government was doing all within its powers to ensure that the attacks stop.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of preparations of the Nigerian Air Force for an onslaught on Boko Haram insurgents: