Abuja – Local youths have received praise for their heroic efforts that led to the arrest of more than 30 suspected Boko Haram members in Maiduguri in Borno State.
The Volunteer Vigilance Youths Group (VVYG) arrested the 31 suspects in various locations this past weekend.
They destroyed the fleeing suspects’ training camps at Sambisa Games Reserves Forests (SGRF) and Kirenoa, a border community with Chad.
The suspects have been handed over to the Joint Task Force local sector commanders for further investigation.
The JTF applauded the youths for their heroics.
“The JTF commends these youths for assisting our soldiers and police to arrest the suspects,"
spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said.
VVYG Chairman, Abubakar Mallum, expressed the group’s commitment to fighting terror.
He disclosed the group’s modus operandi.
“We operate at strategic locations with ordinary sticks and cutlasses, without any rifles, unlike the soldiers that patrol the major streets and roads of Maiduguri,” said Mallum.
“All vehicles are stopped at these strategic locations, and we search their interiors, boots and hoods, where some of the rifles are hidden to launch attacks in this city.”
– CAJ news