Boko Haram: Residents flee as insurgents give Borno community 3-day ultimatum to relocate

Reports reaching DAILY POST from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital have it that the Boko Haram militants have given residents of Jakana village along Maiduguri, Damaturu road from now till Wednesday to relocate.

Jakana is about 35 kilometres from Maiduguri and had witnessed series of attacks at the heat of the crises in the northeast region.

It is believed that the village is also a route linking the Lake Chad region and Sambisa forest in Southern Borno.

Residents on Monday said often time, the Boko Haram elements crossover from the northern Borno to the southern part through Jakana.

A resident of Maiduguri, who claimed to have seen residenta of Jakana village living their homes while coming from Damaturu, said they were moving out in their numbers.

Another staff of one of the organisations in Maiduguri told newsmen that, “One of our staff who came from Damaturu this morning informed us that people were leaving Jakana.”

He stressed that people should keep their ears open in case of any eventuality as that road is the most important route for people coming in and out of Maiduguri.

At the moment, there is no official communication from the security authorities as neither the police or the military has made any statement on the development.

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However, residents of Maiduguri have been calling on their loved ones to double check on information about the road before plying when coming to town or going out to avert any uncertainty.

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