Nigerian Army Announces N5m Reward For IEDs’ Informants
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, has announced a N5 million reward for informants who expose locations where explosives are manufactured in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
During a news conference in Maiduguri, Nicholas said the spate of killings and attacks in the state suggests that there could be factories that are manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in any of the cities and towns of the North East region.
According to him, the military and other security agencies in the region are doing their best to protect lives and property.“In the last six months since I assumed office at the Theatre Command, one million people have been rescued by the Army,” he said.
He further disclosed that with the improved security in Borno State, four main roads, covering a distance of 534 kilometres, have been cleared for motorists, adding that the 54-kilometre Dikwa-Gambouru/Ngala border road was yet to be cleared by troops.Nicholas enjoined residents of the liberated communities to get fully in securing their settlements, lives and property.
He added: “To sustain peace in the liberated communities of Borno State, the returning internally displaced persons (IDPs) along with local authorities must develop their security apparatus.“These also include the Neighbourhood Watch in Maiduguri MetropolitanCouncil (MMC) and Jere council areas of the state.”