The Nigerian army has urged indigenes of Yobe not to panic, over sights of troops, helicopters and other military equipment. Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Lt Chinonso Oteh, disclosed this in a statement recently. Oteh said, “Headquarters Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole in its continued determination to protect life and property as well as the safety of law abiding citizens wishes to reassure the good people of Yobe State and all other residents within its area of responsibility not to panic as there is no cause for alarm.”
Oteh further urged members of the public to be security conscious, and report any suspicious movement of an individual or group to the nearest military formation. “In a bid to further decimate the remnants of the Boko Haram/ Islamic West Africa Province terrorists hibernating in the Sector 2 Area of Operations, troops have intensified their operations, and residents are hereby advised to be calm and not panic on sighting movement of troops, helicopters, vehicles and equipment. “The headquarters also wishes to appreciate the cooperation of the good people of Yobe in the fight against insurgency. Members of the public are enjoined to always report any suspicious movement of an individual or group to the nearest military formation for prompt response,” he said.