Disregard any news of panic in Maiduguri – Army

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…Says city Remains Peaceful and Calm

The Nigerian Army has described information circulating on social media of ‘terrorists’ plan to execute deadly attacks on some selected populated areas and key facilities in Maiduguri town and neighboring areas as an attempt to cause panic within the metropolis by mischief makers.

In a statement, Deputy Public Relations Officer for the Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col Ado Isa while assuring the public that necessary measures have been put in place to checkmate the purported evil plans of the criminals, urged residents to go about their normal businesses.

Col Ado added that troops in the Theatre, have been committed to ensure movements and activities of the marauders are effectively thwarted.

”Troops are also in staging positions in line with the Super Camp Concept to destroy the bandits whenever they are seen.”

He called on members of the public to disregard the rumor of ‘deadly attacks’ on Maiduguri and environs.

”The fake news is circulated by mischievous elements and other collaborators of the criminals with the aim to instil fear and panic in the minds of the people as well as to sabotage the efforts of the military and other security agencies in the struggle to end the menace.” He added.

He equally called on the public to be more vigilant and report unusual/suspicious presence or movements of persons especially at important public places like markets, schools, mosques and churches as well as venues for occasions to security agencies.

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