Nigerian military evacuated the entire residents of Jakana community in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State Northeast Nigeria to Bakassi IDPs camp in Maiduguri metropolis in order to flush out Boko Haram insurgents in the area.
Jakana, which is about 40 kilometers to Maiduguri, is on the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road. Earlier this year, the insurgents had attacked the community and police station there.
The evacuation, sources told newsmen that it began the evacuation on Monday evening. When our correspondent visited the Bakassi camp on Tuesday, over 30 trucks had offloaded thousands of Jakana residents.
Alhaji Adamu Hassan, a resident, said on Monday morning, the village and ward heads and all other community leaders gathered the entire residents and subjected us to swear by the Holy Quran that we are not insurgents and that are not helping any insurgents in any way.
The military, the police and officials of the Civil Defence escorting the residents from Jakana declined comment.
The spokeperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, Northeast, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, confirmed the evacuation of the Jakana residents to Maiduguri.