NLNG Corporate Respect banner First bank FinTech summit Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Troops nab 5 fleeing terrorists, logistics suppliers

By Kingsley Nwezeh, Abuja on 24/09/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 518

The current clampdown on fleeing terrorists in the North-East has paid off with the arrest of five fleeing insurgents and logistics suppliers.

This is coming as the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has raised the alarm that politicians in the state are recruiting Boko Haram fighters in order to destabilise the state.

Also, three serving personnel of the Nigerian Army were dismissed and handed over to police for prosecution following their involvement in a cult initiation process in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

An update on the war against insurgency released by the Nigerian Army revealed that five key terrorists and logistics suppliers were apprehended in the course of “Operation Positive Identification” launched to crack down on fleeing insurgents from the North-east.

The operation required residents and travellers in the North-east to identify themselves using valid identity cards, international passport, voter’s card and national identity card.

“Following the commencement of Operation Positive Identification by the Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) across the North-eastern part of Nigeria, troops have intensified searching for and arresting all suspected criminal elements that roam parts of the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.

“Consequently, five key terrorist logistics suppliers and fighters have so far been apprehended,” a statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col Ado Isa, said.

Meanwhile, Governor Matawalle of Zamfara State raised the alarm that some politicians in the state were collaborating with the terrorist group, Boko Haram, to destabilise the state by launching attacks on seven local governments of the state.

He said intelligence reports indicated that the attacks were targeted at seven local government councils and other strategic places in the state.

A statement signed by the Director of Press, Idris Gusau, said two important personalities were targeted for elimination.

He said the recruited terrorists were to launch attacks between September 23 and 25.

“Zamfara State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Bello Mohammed MON (Matawallen Maradun) wishes to announce that it is in possession of credible intelligence reports suggesting that some disgruntled politicians of the state origin are making clandestine moves to destabilise the state.

“They are intending for sinister and personal gains, collaborating with dispersed elements of Boko Haram, to launch series of attacks on innocent and peace loving people of the state in order to scuttle the relative peace being currently enjoyed as a result of the peace and dialogue process initiated by the present administration,” the statement said.

Governor Matawalle lamented the unpatriotic disposition of some politicians to the extent of plotting to visit the state with destruction.

“Matawalle notes with total dismay the unpatriotic attitudes of some evil politicians and their collaborators to cause mayhem and visit destruction on the lives of innocent citizens and properties ostensibly to gain personal relevance while forgetting that security is a collective responsibility of all well-meaning citizens of the state irrespective of their political affiliation. He declared this as completely unacceptable,” it said.

The statement said: “According to the intelligence report, the cruel and mischievous elements have perfected plans to launch the attacks on seven local government areas of the state and in other strategic places within the state capital.

“According to the report, two important personalities of the state are also targeted for elimination should this dastardly act succeed.”

It said the targets of attack included Gusau, which doubles as the state capital, Tsafe, Talata Mafara, Anka, Zurmi, Maru and Maradun.

Other strategic places targeted are Gusau Central Mosque and Gusau Mammy Market where soft targets are known to gather both at day and night.

The governor appealed to the people of the state not to panic as security measures were already in place to forestall such eventuality.

He specifically appealed to drivers of commercial vehicles and motorcyclists in the state to be more security conscious and vigilant while carrying out their legitimate businesses and report any suspicious movement of persons, groups or goods to the security agencies in the state.

Similarly, the Nigerian Army has dismissed three soldiers for involvement in cultism.

The Army said the three soldiers were arrested when troops cordoned off an 18-man gang of cultists and kidnappers during initiation rites in Maiduguri.

“The general area was cordoned off and 18 members of the cult group, comprising civilians and alleged students of the University of Maiduguri were arrested at the initiation scene.

“Three serving personnel of the Nigerian Army were also arrested. Those arrested were all handed over to the Nigeria Police Force Borno State (Maiduguri) Command for further investigation/necessary action,” an army statement said.

It said the arrested soldiers were immediately interrogated and tried in line with military justice system by 7 Division Military Police, in conjunction with their units.

“Consequently, the soldiers were dismissed and handed over to the Borno State Police Command for further action,” the statement issued by Col. Ado Isa said. (THISDAY)


Source News Express

Posted 24/09/2019 05:31:17 AM





You may also like...
Weatherman forecasts yet another day of clouds, thunderstorms...

Buhari orders payment of Super Falcons in 48...

Trump’s revenge: U.S. oil floods Europe, hurting OPEC...

Buhari vs Atiku: 13 hot states to watch...

Stop harassing young Nigerians carrying laptops, FG tells...

Messi and Barcelona humiliated 4-0 in Spanish Super...

Nwabueze raises the alarm over alleged plot to...

Rivers set to host Brotherhood anniversary celebration

Budget Defence: Reps reject Communication Minister’s presentation

2 pilots suspended for allowing ‘lady friend’ fly...

Kim Kardashian tests positive for Lupus

Dino Melaye dazzles Yahaya Bello, braces up for...


Latest News EFCC nabs Mompha, Instagram celebrity with over N600m cars 300 youths killed in Kaduna gang wars in 8 years: Cleric Mysterious illness that paralyses children identified Many injured, property destroyed as SARS, residents clash in Taraba Seven reported dead in Cross River cult clash FRSC officials beat man to death, bury corpse in shallow grave 2020 Governorship: Crisis of confidence tears Edo APC apart Maina loses 23 properties to FG Villagers flee homes as cultists threaten another attack on Imo community NAF bombers neutralise ISWAP fighters in Borno 250 Nigerian Businesses for Africa Economic Forum in Russia Orji Kalu finally gets judgment date after 12-year trial for alleged theft of Abia money


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (552,680 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (448,062 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (395,844 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (331,254 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (299,625 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (266,793 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (256,437 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,866 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (235,392 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (221,566 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (198,953 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (196,087 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (105) Business & Economy (4,506) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,131) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (218) Entertainment (693) Features (838) Global Business Monitor (474) ICT Monitor (66) International (4,105) Interview (205) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (174) Maggie's Blog (456) News (52,969) Opinion (1,402) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,594) Religion (1,112) Sports (2,198) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera