Abuja – The Nigerian Army has arrested 16 suspected
members of the Boko Haram in Damaturu, Yobe State.
The Acting Commander of the 27th military task force
brigade in the state capital, Col. Dahiru Bako, confirmed the arrests.
He said the suspects were arrested from different
locations across the state.
According to him, some of the Boko Haram suspects were
arrested shortly after carrying out an
operation at the outskirts of Damaturu
where two villagers were killed.
Bako added that others were nabbed as collaborators and informants of the
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“The collaborators are involved in supply of logistics
such as foodstuff, fuel cigarettes, among other intoxicants,” Bako said.
He disclosed that items believed to be used in the
production of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were recovered from the suspects
and their alleged collaborators.
Bako reinstated the commitment of the military and other
security agents to end the insurgency, called for the collaboration of
well-meaning people of the state and beyond towards ending the crisis.
Security forces have of recent been carrying out severe
areal and land assaults on the insurgents’ hideouts across the north east
geopolitical zone of the country with a view to putting an end to the
activities of the terrorists.
The insurgents have killed thousands and crippled various
socio-economic activities of the inhabitants of the zone.
- CAJ News