Abuja - Nigerian troops reported some corrupt
members of the local youth vigilante, supposed to complement efforts by the
army to eliminate the Boko Haram terror and bandits, had been working as
informants of the perpetrators.
They thus been endangering the lives of security forces.
This has emerged after the arrest of an alleged
collaborator and informant of the bandits in the northwestern Kaduna State.
Musa Magabe, the suspect, reportedly told army detectives
he supplied information to the bandits on troops and security agents movement
and often points residence of uncompromising vigilantes and leaders for
It is reported he further stated that he passed
information to armed bandits in Falgore forest, said to be a haven of rustlers
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Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the
suspect was being investigated and efforts were on to prevent such treachery
through proper screening of local vigilante.
Meanwhile, that has not deterred the army, with the
recent killing of militants and kidnappers, rescue of five people and recovery
of over 200 livestock at the hands of militants after operations held this past
In Bakassi in the Niger Delta, troops of 13 Brigade and
Operation Delta Safe repelled an attack by militants, killing seven of them
including some wearing Nigerian military camouflage.
In the northern Bauchi State, troops killed two
kidnappers and rescued four women and a child held hostage by the abductors.
In the northwestern Katsina State, operations against
livestock rustlers, armed bandits and kidnappers have culminated in the arrest
of two suspected livestock rustlers.
Troops recovered about 300 rustled goats and
- CAJ News