For the past year and more, the Joint Task Force (JTF) have come under intense criticism over its style and approach of managing the Boko Haram insurgency. Several horrific tails of murder, mass executions, arson and gross human rights violations attributed to JTF have been told in graphic details in this period. The Federal Government has responded with a loud silence despite repeated appeals by concerned citizens.
Last Thursday, the Borno State Elders Forum once again lamented the activities of the dreaded JTF. In a statement titled “A Passionate Appeal for Restraint” signed by Shettima Ali Monguno described the actions of JTF as Genocide. Parts of the statement read:
“The killings run into hundreds, and it seems the people are facing genocide,”
“…Nobody seems to care even as the fasting Muslims were killed, maimed, robbed, or displaced. It is indeed pathetic and unfortunate that such…
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