Nigerian Army Raids UN Building at Pompomari Bye Pass in Maiduguri
- August 11, 2017
The Nigerian Army says as part of ongoing counter insurgency operations, the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE has been conducting several clearance as well as cordon and search operations in urban and rural areas within the Theatre.
The clearance operations effort has been yielding several successes as it has forced the Boko Haram Terrorists to change tactics and resort to employment of suicide bombers to target military locations and the populace.
This necessitated the need to intensify Cordon and Search in Maiduguri metropolis and environment. A statement by the spokesman of the command Lieutenant Colonel Kingsley Samuel indicated that in the last one week cordon and search operations were conducted in Jiddari –Polo, Muna Garage, Jakana amongst several other areas.
He said on 10th August 2017, Theatre Command received information from one of its credible sources that some high value suspects had infiltrated into Pompomari Bye Pass.
The statement said it therefore became expedient to take preemptive action by combing the general area through a cordon and search operations and it successfully conducted as over 30 houses were searched. One of such included a property which was said to be occupied by United Nations Staff, although the property did not carry a UN designation and no arrest was made because suspects were not found.