“Identify Boko Haram Enclaves”, Buratai tells Civilian JTF
NEWSMAN, Maiduguri – Two factional leaders of Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau and Maman Al-Barnawi, and 84 other Boko Haram terrorists were on Wednesday declared wanted by the Nigerian army.
Commandant, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, declared them wanted during the indoctrination of members of the Civilian Joint Jask Force (CJTF) into the operations of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, while inaugurating the team, said the CJTF was drafted into the counter insurgency fight due to their superior knowledge of the terrain, PUNCH reported.
“Identifying the enclaves of the terrorists as they move from one location to another is useful. The counter insurgency fight should not be left to the military alone”, Buratai said.
At the event, Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, called on Boko Haram terrorists to drop their weapons and embrace the peace process being initiated by the government.