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Hungry Boko Haram fighters surrender

By News Express on 09/10/2019

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•The five Boko Haram insurgents that recently surrendered to Nigerian troops
•The five Boko Haram insurgents that recently surrendered to Nigerian troops

Five marauding Boko Haram fighters have surrendered to troops of 3 Battalion Nigerian Army in Gamboru Ngala and Dikwa. Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, disclosed this in a statement issued today, Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

“During preliminary interrogation, the surrendered insurgents revealed that hunger and unending bombardments of their hideouts left them with no choice than to escape from them. They also disclosed that they belong to the Al-Barnawi faction. The surrendered insurgents include Ramat Mohammed, Alhaji Brazil, Bukar Gambo, Waziri Bukar and Bashuna Musa. The suspects are currently undergoing further interrogation,” Iliyasu said.

He proceeded to give details of exploits by troops operating in various theatres of operations across the country during the five eight days of the month.

The statement reads in part: “During the period under review, troops intensified their operations nationwide to deny criminal elements freedom of action, leading to a safer and more conducive environment especially with the approach of the 2019 festivities. Notable achievements during the period are as follows:

“In another development, troops of 115 Task Force Battalion's Quick Response Group, in conjunction with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team deployed at Askira, while acting on a credible information, mobilized to the area and safely detonated an Improvised Explosive Device planted along Rumirgo - Askira road. This has made the route to be safer for commuters.

“In Katsina State, troops arrested one suspected bandits’ logistic supplier at Irigi along Nigeria/Niger border. In another development, troops of 1 Division Garrison rescued 12 kidnapped passengers of a named Teile Bus in the general area of Jumbo Farm within Chikun LGA of Kaduna State. Furthermore, troops arrested one suspected bandit named Garba YA’U in Yuna Village of Kagarko LGA of Kaduna State and recovered one Dane Gun from him. Troop further conducted cordon and search operations at the same village and recovered a metal box, bow and arrow, a locally made rifle and cutlasses from another suspected bandit’s resident. Additionally, troops arrested 2 motorcycle snatchers at Gazara Village of Makarfi LGA of Kaduna State. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are specialised in snatching and selling of stolen motorcycles to bandits. Additionally, in a separate operation conducted by troops, 4 impostors dressed in military and police uniforms with one Dane Gun were arrested at Atanda Village in Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State.

“In ZAMFARA State, troops neutralised one bandit and recovered 3 x AK 47 Rifles and 13 magazines. Similarly, in Plateau State, troops arrested 5 suspected criminals at Utan area in Jos North LGA of Plateau State and recovered one locally fabricated pistol, mobile phone and some quality of substances believed to be Cannabis Sativa. Also, following the failed attack on troops deployed at Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State, troops exploited the general area and arrested 6 suspects with one AK 47 Rifle and 21 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition.

“Furthermore, in Taraba State, troops intercepted 5 Jukun youths at the outskirt of Donga Town in Donga LGA and recovered 4 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition. Subsequently, troops conducted raid operations at Gana Militia Camp in Gbise area of Katsina Ala LGA of Benue State and recovered two G3 Rifles, one AK 47 Rifle, one Tavor Rifle and 2 locally made Rifles. Other items recovered were 4 motorcycles, 52 rounds of 7.62mm Special, one generator, one camouflage T-shirt, one combat belt and a Peugeot Saloon car suspected to be used for conveying kidnapped victim.

“Additionally, in a swift operation in the Federal Capital Territory, troops operating in conjunction with other Security Agencies and environmental agency personnel raided JABI Park and arrested 8 suspected drug peddlers. The troops also recovered 3 sacks of a substance suspected to be Cannabis Sativa from the scene.

“In Abia State, troops arrested 27 IPOB members including 4 females led by their spiritual leader, Pa MICHAEL Madumere at Ngwa in Isisioma Ngwa LGA. During the encounter, one of the IPOB members named Mr Oliver Onyebunache armed with one AK 47 Rifle and 2 magazines containing 8 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition was shot at his right leg while trying to shoot at the troops.

“In the Niger Delta region, troops continue to thwart illegal oil bunkering and illegal refining activities within the region. During the period under review, troops arrested two suspects and destroyed one Cotonou boat, 80,000 litres of substances suspected to be stolen crude oil, 11 Illegal Refineries, 9 Storage Tanks with stolen crude oil, 5,700 litres of suspected illegally refined petroleum product, 3 Pumping machines, one motor cycle, 7 Boilers, 4 Ovens,

4 Coolers, 8 Receivers, 3 Saver pits, 7 Wheel barrows, 3 Shovels and several makeshift accommodation. Troops also            recovered 2 DAF trucks with Reg No YOBE XA 349 FUN and YOBE 21 XA GDM conveying bags containing crude oil, a truck with Reg No LAGOS XR 510 GGE loaded with stolen crude oil, one pumping machine and one Motorola radio.

“In the light of the above, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, wishes to thank patriotic Nigerians for availing the Nigerian Army with useful information that led to the successes recorded and further enjoins them to continue to relentlessly support the Nigerian Army in order to effectively rid the society of the myriads of security challenges being confronted in our nation. All abiding citizens are equally requested to go about their legitimate business endeavours without fear of molestation.”

Source News Express

Posted 09/10/2019 6:31:45 PM





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