– Nigerian Army arrest four fleeing members of the Boko Haram sect with 100 motorcycles
– The names of the terrorists were given as Muazu Gogobir, Mamman Shuaibu, Muhammadu Muhammadu and Isah Ibrahim
Nigerian soldiers have arrested four fleeing members of the Boko Haram sect with 100 motorcycles.
Troops arrest fleeing Boko Haram terrorists with 100 motorcycles
This was disclosed by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the director army public relations, on Thursday, January 12.
According to Bri-Gen Usman, the fleeing terrorists were arrested on Wednesday afternoon at Madaki village in Biu local government area, Borno state by troops of 27 Task Force Brigade stationed in Bara.
Troops arrest four fleeing Boko Haram terrorists
The names of the terrorists were given as Muazu Gogobir, Mamman Shuaibu, Muhammadu Muhammadu and Isah Ibrahim.
They were intercepted along with 100 concealed motorcycles at the outskirt of the town.
Troops intercept Boko Haram terrorists with 100 motorcycles
The Army spokesman also noted that the suspected Boko Haram terrorists are undergoing preliminary investigation.
He said: “Following the dislodgement and subsequent occupation of Boko Haram stronghold at Camp Zairo, Sambisa forest, the terrorists have been escaping the theatre to avoid capture and prosecution.
“It is in this vein that troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE intensified searches, patrols, raids and mop up operations.
“During one of such patrols to Madaki village in Biu Local Government Area, Borno State, troops of 27 Task Force Brigade stationed in Bara arrested 4 suspected fleeing members of Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday afternoon whose names were given as Muazu Gogobir, Mamman Shuaibu, Muhammadu Muhammadu and Isah Ibrahim.
“They were intercepted along with 100 concealed motorcycles at the outskirt of the town. The suspected Boko Haram terrorists are undergoing preliminary investigation.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has reacted to reports that it has raised an Army battalion that would be deployed in troubled Gambia to forcefully remove President Yahya Jammeh from power, if he fails to step down on January 19.
Recall that Premium Times had quoted military insiders as saying that the battalion called ECOMOG NIBATT 1 is presently camped at Okitipupa in Ondo state.
But in a swift response, Brigadier General Usman, described the report as untrue and a figment of the imagination of Premium Times.
Usman said the Nigerian Army is not planning to attack any country.