Tension Breaks Out as Islamic Terrorists Order Residents to Leave Borno Communities or Be Killed

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ISWAP Threatens Borno Communities with Eviction or Death


Borno State, Nigeria – The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have issued a chilling ultimatum to residents of Kukawa Local Government Area (LGA) in Borno State, warning them to leave their communities by Saturday or face death.


A fleeing resident, who spoke to Channels Television on condition of anonymity, disclosed that the terrorists gathered locals on Thursday morning to deliver the threat.

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This has triggered a mass exodus, with many residents heading towards Kross Kauwa and Monguno, areas where the government, led by Governor Babagana Zulum, has already resettled people.


“The terrorists called us together and warned us to leave before Saturday or be killed,” the resident reported. This announcement has caused widespread panic, with people abandoning their homes and livelihoods.

Kukawa LGA, known for its agricultural activities including fishing and farming, is strategically significant due to its proximity to Lake Chad and the presence of the Nigerian Army and navy. However, these same resources are exploited by the terrorists for survival and financial gain.

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Efforts to obtain an official response from the authorities have been met with limited success. Nahum Kenneth, the Public Relations Officer of the Borno State Police Command, initially told Peoples Gazette, “Let me get back to you.” However, upon follow-up, Kenneth did not respond to questions and subsequently turned off his phone.

The situation in Kukawa highlights the persistent insecurity in Borno State and the ongoing threats posed by ISWAP, impacting the lives and safety of local communities.



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