“They have now resorted to poisoning water sources like wells and streams”, the statement read.
In view of this development citizens are called upon to avoid as much as possible drinking water from unverified sources especially in locations that troops routed out Boko Haram terrorists.
Amnesty said in a statement on Wednesday that the deaths occurred in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, where security forces are engaged in operations against the militants.
“Since Goodluck Jonathan, the first president from the Delta, lost re-election in March, a few activists have resumed agitation for greater resource control and self-determination, and a number of ex-militant leaders are threatening to resume fighting (“return to the creeks”)”, the organisation said.
Mr. Usman, a colonel said, “During the operation, one person, Musa Abba, was arrested and the following items were discovered and confiscated; 11 drums of AGO, 1 empty drum, 192 of 25-litre jerrycans, (out of which 70 were loaded with AGO, PMS and DPK), a Toyota bus and 1 Peugeot vehicle”.
Since 2009, Boko Haram has killed more than 10,000 people, devastated communities, and left deep scars in the lives of those affected by its violence.
The new Nigerian Government has many issues to contend with but none as important as defeating the terrorist threat posed by Boko Haram and bringing back the Chibok girls unharmed, the country’s President declared at the United Nations General Assembly today.
He said the troops laid the ambush at the Boko Haram crossing point into Sambisa Forest at Iza and engaged the terrorists who succumbed to the superior firepower of troops and fled.
“The military is committed to continue the coordinated assaults on Boko Haram members in the North-East until the operation of guerrillas is totally impaired and collapsed”.
Abubakar added that the efforts would forestall further infiltration of the terrorist elements into the country and its neighbours.