The Nigeria army has caution Nigerians to be on a look out as Boko Haram insurgents are fleeing Sambisa forest to other parts of the country.
In a statement issued on Thursday night, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said the insurgents were fleeing their base owing to the ongoing military clearance of the area.
“The Nigerian army wishes to inform the public that due to the ongoing final clearance and occupation of Boko Haram terrorists hideouts in Sambisa forest, quite a number of them are escaping the theatre of operation in the northeast to various parts of the country and elsewhere,” he said.
“Therefore, members of the public especially residents of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states are hereby requested to be extra vigilant, security conscious of strange movements or persons in society.
“The public are also please requested to report any suspicious person or group of persons to the security agencies for prompt action.”
Usman also said that the army was committed to clearing the insurgents out of their hideouts this month.
“We wish to reiterate our commitment of clearing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in all their suspected hideouts by the end of this year. We therefore solicit for more public support and cooperation to achieve that,” he added.