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Adamawa firm recovers money from terrorists

15 January 2014, 08:44Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Army has handed back more than N20 million recovered from suspected terrorists to the Mubi Bureau De Change in Adamawa State.

The money was recovered after the army killed 13 suspected terrorists in Mubi during the festive season.

Lt. Col. Beyidi Martins, the Commanding Officer of a special operative battalion situated in Mubi, said two notorious members of the dreaded sect who had been on the wanted list of the military were among those killed.

A soldier died during the onslaught.

“On December 18, the Mubi Bureau De Change came under serious attack from about 20 suspected members of Boko Haram who carted away large sums of money and other valuable materials and killed four civilians before the military was alerted and went after them. We were able to contain the situation by drafting our men to the scene of the incident, as we were alerted by police. When the terrorists spotted us, they opened fire and made an attempt to escape, but we were able to engage them in a gun battle where we killed 13 of them and lost a soldier. We recovered N3.5 million, CFA12,516,000, 13,240,000 CFA coins, eight AK47 machine guns and one police teargas gun,” he said.

The commanding officer, also handed over N20 million to the chairman of Mubi Bureau De Change, Alhaji  Mohamed Nuru Dahiru.

He meanwhile assured the general public that the military was confident that terrorists would no longer operate in the town because the “most wanted” members of the group had been killed.

– CAJ News


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