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Army arrests Yobe terror suspects

10 September 2015, 10:04Augustine Osayande

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 insurgents.

Also Read: Nigerian army releases 128 Boko Haram suspects

“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


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