Early today the Nigerian Army conducted condone and search operation at a building used by staff of the United Nation (UN) staff in Maiduguri in Borno state following intelligence report it received that some Boko Haram members might infiltrate the building and environs.
A statement released by the spokesperson, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lt. Col. Samuel Kingsley, read below
“On 10th August 2017, the Theater Command received information from credible sources that some high profiled Boko Haram insurgents infiltrated into Pompomari-Bye Pass area of Maiduguri. It therefore became expedient to take pre-emptive action by combing the general area through a cordon and search operations. The operation was successfully conducted as over 30 houses were searched. One of such building included a property which was said to be occupied by United Nations Staff, although the property did not carry a UN designation. On the whole, operation in the general area was successfully concluded but no arrest was made because the suspects were not found,” Kingsley said