Oct 24, 2015 – Boko Haram Planning To Poison Northern Dams & Rivers With Rat Poison – Nigerian Army
The Nigerian Army says it has uncovered a plan by members of the Boko Haram sect to poison water sources in the North East region. The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations Officer of 33 Artilery Brigade Bauchi, Major Joseph Adekunle Afolasade, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday.
Afolasade said out of desperation, members of Boko Haram who are fleeing their camps are planning to harm innocent people and called on the people in the North East to always remain vigilant.
“The Command wishes to inform the general public that Boko Haram terrorists plan to buy large quantity of rat poison and other poisonous items from markets to enable them poison water sources particularly in the North Eastern states.
“The Nigerian Army Theater Command therefore calls on the general public particularly market men and women, vendors of such items to be vigilant.”
The statement therefore urged citizens of the region to report any person buying large quantities of such commodities to security agencies. He re-iterated the determination of the Nigerian Army along with the support of other security agencies to defeat Boko Haram terrorists in the country.