The Nigerian Army is relocating residents of Sabongari in Damboa Local Government Area of embattled Borno State to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Damboa.
Sabongari is 34 kilometres from Damboa on the 100-kilometre Damboa-Biu road.
Naija News understands that a similar situation took place early last month when residents of Jakana community in Konduga Local Government Area were moved to Maiduguri, the state Capital, to pave way for military operation against Boko Haram.
Maj. Gen. Benson Akinroluyo, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, confirmed the evacuation to newsmen on phone. He would, however, not confirm that it was part of a military operation against Boko Haram in that axis.
No separate source would also say whether the evacuation was part of such operation.
As at the time of this report, about 20 truck-loads of the community residents had, according to sources, arrived Damboa in the first batch of the evacuation which commenced today.
The sources said women and children being evacuated were crying as they left their homes in a hurry as they left.