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Boko Haram Sect ‘Poisons’ Water Sources in Borno

Valentine Chinyem

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Boko Haram sect has poisoned water sources in some communities in Borno State, says the Nigerian Army.

This was disclosed in a statement, issued on Wednesday by Tukur Gusau, deputy director army public relations, warning residents of the state to avoid drinking water from unverified sources.

“They have now resorted to poisoning water sources like wells and streams,” the statement read.

“Some cattle were killed after drinking water from some poisoned sources. The latest being the poisoning of the cattle water ponds in Kangallam village along Marte and Abadam axis in Borno state where a large number of cattle died after drinking water from the ponds.

“Credible information available to the Theater Command indicates that though no human life was lost as a result of the barbaric act of the terrorists, however, some cattle were killed after drinking water from some poisoned sources.”

Gusau said the insurgents were taking their own pound of flesh on innocent citizens and livestock as a result of the “unbearable offensive operations through the combined effort of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force to rout them completely from their enclaves and hide-outs all over the northeast”.