- Nigerian Army on clearance operation arrested a fleeing Boko Haram terrorist
- Some kidnappers were also apprehended in another operation
- Weapons and mobile telephones were recovered from them
The Nigerian Army has intensified the war against insurgency as it arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist on Saturday, May 13.
In a statement by Brigadier-General Sani Kukasheka Usman, he said the fleeing terrorist who was captured on morning patrol and preliminary investigation showed he was from is an indigene of Bulabulin village, Fika Local Government Area, Yobe State.
Also, the army in another operation apprehended four suspected kidnappers on their way to carry out their crime.
The army recovered some weapons and mobile telephones belonging to the kidnappers.
Read the statement below:
"Troops of Forward Operation Base, Fika, on routine patrol earlier today, arrested a suspected fleeing Boko Haram terrorist, named Bala Ibrahim aged 30 years at Fika. Preliminary investigation shows that the suspect is an indigene of Bulabulin village, Fika Local Government Area, Yobe State. He is further being interrogated.
"Similarly, troops deployed at Forward Operation Base Yuga on blocking position, today, following a tip off from well-meaning individuals, ambushed and arrested 4 suspected kidnappers at Mundu village.
"The suspects, Yahaya Auta, aged 25, Salisu Lawal, aged 20 years , Umar Mohammed, aged 18 years and Samaila Abubakar were found to be in possession of 1 Locally made Six Loader Single Barrel Gun, 1 Empty Cartridge, 2 Machetes, a Knife, 2 Mobile Telephone Handsets, 2 Packets of Tramol Tablets and the sum of Three Hundred and Sixty Naira, while on their way to commit crime. They are also currently being further investigated."