Speaking with Daily Post, the IDPs, who claimed to be from those areas, made this disclosure on Friday shortly after a fight that broke out between them and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF, at the Bakassi IDP camp along Damboa road in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. They accused the CJTF members of being arrogant and that the fracas ensue when one of them tried to correct an errant CJTF member.
The IDPs noted that they are being embarrassed on a daily basis whenever they went out to look for jobs to do each day.
The IDPs claimed that although the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai was in the communities last year, the soldiers could not remain there after he left as they withdraw and camped at Gubio allowing the Boko Haram militant to return to base.
“You see, Boko Haram members are still in my local government. I am from Abadam and what I am telling you is the truth. No Soldier in Abadam. No Soldier in Damasak. We are aware of the time the Army Chief went there, but we are talking of now. The last time they said, some areas were liberated we know what happened when some people returned home. We want to be sure that such did not happen to us and from our own information, Boko Haram are still in Abadam and Mobbar.” Zannah said.