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91 Boko Haram / ISWAP fighters, families go to the N / Est – Army



91 Boko Haram / ISWAP fighters, families go to the N / Est – Army

By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Nigerian military said Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) troops arrested 91 Boko Haram / Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists and their families who recently surrendered to the North-east.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, revealed in a statement Friday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu said troops from the 202nd Battalion took charge of eight insurgents and their families, including 10 adult women and 22 children, who traveled to Ruwaza village in Bama local government area in Borno.

He said troops from the Forward Operating Base (FOB) operating along the BoCobs-Bama road also arrested 20 terrorists and their families, who surrendered to the troops at Nbewa village also in the local government area of Bama.

According to him, the families delivered from the insurgents included 15 adult women and 26 children.

“The suspects have all surrendered to the troops, during the demining operations in the areas on July 29, following intense demining operations underway by the troops in the general areas.

“Children among the suspects who surrender have been vaccinated with polio vaccines, while the adult and female suspects, who have been documented and traced are currently under preliminary investigations,” he said. .

Nwachukwu also revealed that troops from the 73rd Battalion, together with the Combined Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) team and fighters, intercepted a terrorist logistics service provider while on a combat patrol along the Molai-Damboa road.

He said the team quickly mobilized and stormed the place, where they arrested the suspect, as he perfected plans to deliver logistics to insurgents in the forest.

He said the items recovered from the suspect included a vehicle, four 30-liter jerry cans of PMS, a 4-liter gallon of engine oil, a motorcycle pump, oil treatment and a flashlight.

According to him, the other items recovered are a mosquito net, two prayer rugs, two blankets, four keys, 10 packs of 1.5v batteries and three dozen diamond rubber solution.

“The others are five packets of candy, five packs of seasonings and measures of other foods,” he said. (NAN)

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