5 Chadians nabbed fighting for Boko Haram; FG to launches investigation

Posted by News Express | 16 January 2015 | 3,571 times

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Five nationals from neighbouring Chad Republic have been confirmed to be among the Boko Haram fighters involved in Wednesday’s terrorist attack on Biu, Borno State.

Confirming this, Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, yesterday announced government’s intention to thoroughly investigate the involvement of the Chadians in Boko Haram’s activities.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, Mr. Omeri reaffirmed the Nigerian Government’s commitment to rescuing the schoolgirls who were abducted from Chibok town in April 2014.

He said that the Federal Government also remained committed to ensuring the security of all Nigerians and persons resident in the country.

Biu is the second largest town in Borno State where 42 insurgents including 15 Chadians were killed on Wednesday during a ground battle by the Military and the terrorists.

Also speaking at the conference, the Director, Search and Rescue of the National Emergency Management Agency, Air Commodore Charles Odegbade, disclosed that the agency was currently providing humanitarian service for 981,416 Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria with 107,997 of them living in IDP camps.

•Adapted from a Channels TV report. Photo shows military officers interrogating arrested Boko Haram suspects.

Source: News Express

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