Nigerian army blames civilians for Northeast insecurity, assaults on troops
The Nigerian army has accused civilians of failing to offer details about terrorists and their actions.
Main Common John Enenche, Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, on Channels Tv’s Dawn Every day, dismissed the allegations of sabotage made in opposition to the army.
He insisted that for effectiveness of operations, residents should supply credible intelligence.
“You want a information, you want data. Will they inform us? That’s one of many points we’ve been guaranteeing to beat, with civil-military cooperation actions, reaching out to them, even sending folks by proxy to speak to them.”
The spokesman lamented that locals maintain quiet even once they know insurgents have planted bombs in opposition to troops.
“Our patrols will go by means of a route, in a village. By the point you’re going, some persons are taking a look at you. If you find yourself coming again, the following factor is that you just meet an IED planted on the street. And folks noticed them, they received’t inform you.”
Enenche added that it isn’t doable to drive data out of individuals.
The Common stated the army is attempting to construct up folks’s confidence within the system and encourage them to expose helpful data.