Resettled IDPs ‘assist’ Boko Haram attack residents, troops in Borno




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An by suspected Haram terrorists on Monday at Ajiri, in Mafa local government, was aided with support of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in community, PRNigeria has learnt.

insurgents, it was learnt, carted away five vehicles and killed 15 Civilian Joint (CJTF) , 10 civilians and 5 soldiers.

Ajiri community is 20km away from Dikwa town in .

terrorists, according to a military source, invaded Ajiri, attacked some civilians and CJTF . They then, attempted to dislodge a military formation in the area.

“But they were seriously engaged by troops, in a gun battle that lasted for hours, almost thwarting their sinister to overrun our formation and also ‘finish’ our Special troops,” he said.

PRNigeria gathered that Ajiri had never witnessed any by insurgents, until the displaced were safely relocated by the government and resettled ‘comfortably’ in their hitherto deserted community.

Checks revealed that some of the newly-resettled people are of senior Haram Commanders and active fighters of the extremist sect.

They regularly communicate with their children, who are terrorists operating from the Tumbus in Lake Chad axis, to plot attacks on military troops.

An Army Commander, recently killed by Haram terrorists, had once gathered residents of the community and warned them that the military would accept any form of sabotage, by them.

This was after credible intelligence revealed that the Islamic of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters usually visit the village at night.