Army captures over 200 Boko Haram fighters in Adamawa •33 food suppliers also in the net

Posted by News Express | 16 September 2015 | 7,764 times

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The Nigerian Army has captured over 200 Boko Haram members in Adamawa State in the country’s North-East.

This was disclosed by Brig.-Gen. V O Ezugwu, Commander Task Force Brigade, Mubi, Adamawa State. Details of those captured were not immediately available but Brig.-Gen. Ezugwu disclosed that they have been de-radicalised.

Meanwhile, Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman,

Has confirmed the arrest of 33 suspected food suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa axis around Azir-Wajiroko road, Borno State.

“The 33 suspected Boko Haram accomplices were arrested with large quantity of food stuffs meant for Boko Haram terrorists at Korode,” Col. Usman said in a statement issued this afternoon in Abuja.

He said: “Nine of the 33 suspects are from Korode, 5 from Auma, 10 from Geargube, 4 from Kausautaya, 4 from Bulbul and 1 from Dolomi villages. Although some of the suspects claimed to be traders, they did not however deny buying and selling food items to the terrorists. Interrogation is still ongoing to further unravel the level of involvement of the suspects.

“In a related  development, troops during clearance operations of Boko Haram hideouts, have discovered and successfully destroyed  Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by Boko Haram terrorists at Sandia village along Korode road.

“Furthermore, more men, women and children were rescued from the terrorists at Buduwa area along Bama axis. The rescued persons were part of those abducted by Boko Haram terrorists at Buduwa general area in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State which was earlier occupied by the terrorists.

“It should be noted that the Nigerian is trying hard to ensure safety of the rescued persons but not taking anything for granted as some of them are suspected terrorists.”

•Nigerian Army Photo shows some of the captured Boko Haram food suppliers.


Source: News Express

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