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Published On: Thu, Oct 1st, 2015

Nigeria Army Raises Alarm, Accuses Boko Haram of Poisoning Water

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LAGOS OCTOBER 1ST (URHOBOODAY)-The Nigerian Army Wednesday raised the alarm over the latest antics of Boko Haram, alleging that the insurgents have resorted to poisoning cattle water ponds in the areas where they have been dislodged.
Several cattle, according to the army, have died as a result of this as the insurgents appeared bent to hit back at the authorities and local population through any means.
Disclosing this in a statement in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Wednesday, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations and Spokesman of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Col. Tukur Gusau, said: “Information reaching the Theater Command, Operation Lafiya Dole indicates that Boko Haram terrorists have now resorted to poisoning water sources like wells and streams in areas they were dislodged by gallant troops or areas threatened by offensive operations.”
According to the statement, “Credible information available to the Theater Command indicates that though no human life was lost as a result of the barbaric act of the terrorists, however, some cattle were killed after drinking water from some poisoned sources.
“The latest being the poisoning of the cattle water ponds in Kangallam village along Marte and Abadam axis in Borno State where a large number of cattle died after drinking water from the ponds.”
“The action of the terrorists is no doubt aimed at taking their own pound of flesh on the innocent citizen and livestock as a result of the unbearable offensive operations through the combined effort of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force to route them out completely from their enclaves and hide-outs all over the northeast.
“In view of this development, citizens are called upon to avoid as much as possible drinking water from unverified sources, especially in locations that troops routed out Boko Haram terrorists.”

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