The military in Nigeria has evaded a whole city in search of members of the terrorist group Boko Haram.

According to the UN, it was completely unaware that the 10,000 inhabitants of the city of Jakana, in the northeastern part of the country, were forced to leave their homes on Monday, some “without even having shoes on their feet”. On Thursday, nearly half of them were allowed to come home again.

In the past month, Nigeria has been shaken by a series of bloody acts from the jihadist group, while over 100 people have been killed in various clashes with leagues.

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari summoned the military and security services to the military and ordered “to take care of all these bandits, immediately and ruthlessly,” said Chief of Defense Staff Gabriel Olonisakin.