BREAKING: Military task force arrest 24 Boko Haram members

30 Jun 2016

BREAKING: Military task force arrest 24 Boko Haram members


– About 24 Boko Haram members have been apprehended by men of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF)

– The insurgents were arrested along the Cameroonian borders

– Some villages within the fregion have been rid of the Boko Haram dominance 

Twenty-four fleeing insurgents have been arrested along the Cameroonian borders, they were nabbed by The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) fighting Boko Haram.

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About 24 Boko Haram insurgents have been arrested by men of the MNJTF.

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The spokesman for the task force, Muhammed Dole, said the insurgents were among those trying to escape the combined onslaught of Nigerian troops and the MNJTF within and around Sambisa forest.

Dole said several arms cache were recovered in the operation that led to the clearance of six major enclaves of the outlawed group.

“Clearing operation to flush out the fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) from the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Area of Responsibility (AOR) continues to yield positive results.

The troop of Sector 1 with its relocated Tactical Headquarters in Makary, Northern Cameroun intensifies clearance operations along the borders between Nigeria and Cameroun to block the fleeing terrorists.

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Recently, the terrorists in attempt to escape the firepower of MNJTF troops were migrating to some villages adjacent to the Sector 1 AOR.

“Acting on credible information, the troops successfully cleared the six villages occupied by the terrorists, seized some logistic equipment and apprehended Twenty Four suspected Boko Haram accomplices.

“The cleared villages are SAGUI, KIRTA-WOULGO, GORE MAHAMAT, GORE BLANGAFE, CHAUGRY and DAMBOURE. The recovered equipment are 20 x Outboat Engines, 2 x Motorcycles, 9 x Generating sets, 1 x Solar panel, 1 x Grinding machine, 1 x Handset, Flags and some Islamic religious books.

However, one soldier was killed by Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and another fatally wounded and lost his one of his lower limbs during the operation.

“Addressing the troops during his operational assessment tour in Makary, the Commander, MNJTF, Major General Lamidi Adeosun commended their display of exceptional bravery and charged them to keep up the good work, while encouraging the traditional authorities in the area to set up vigilante groups to compliment the effort of the security forces.

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“Equally, on a similar visit to Sector 2 troops (Chad) at their temporary Harbour Area in Littri, the Commander expressed delight for their initial operational exploits, which despite difficult terrains and other operational challenges were able to clear terrorists from some villages on the Lake Chad Islands.

He encouraged them to maintain their high fighting spirit and keep up the momentum of the operation despite the challenges of the slow go terrains,” Mr Dole’s statement read.

In the same vein, the Nigerian police force have arrested 10 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, who reportedly escaped from the Sambisa forest.

Daily Trust reports that the suspects were nabbed in Dogarawa area of Sabon Gari, Zaria.

Police area commander in charge, Muhammad D. Shehu, said: “Some good Samaritans volunteered information to us on the activities of the suspects.

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We immediately mobilised with about 100 mobile police and we successfully surrounded the house the suspects were living in.

We were able to apprehend them and they are in our custody at our headquarters.”


News Source: NAIJ, 9jaTales

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