- Nigerian Army has arrested 24 suspected Boko Haram members in Edo state
- The Otaru of Auchi Kingdom in Edo state, Alhaji Aliru H. Momoh, said that Army informed him of the arrest of the suspected insurgents in his palace
- He said the commandant also informed him that the suspects would be transferred to Benin
The Otaru of Auchi Kingdom in Edo state, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Aliru H. Momoh, on Monday June 12 announced the arrest of 24 suspected Boko Haram members in the community by the Nigerian Army, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the monarch, while speaking in his palace at Auchi, headquarters of the Estako-West local government area of the state, said the commandant of the Nigeria Army School of Engineering, NICOHO, near Auchi, informed him of the arrest of the suspected insurgents in his palace.
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“Shortly before you came, I had audience with the commandant. He informed me about what they are doing and the arrest of some 24 suspected members of Boko Haram operating under the guise of Fulani herdsmen in the community,’’ he said.
The Otaru said: “the commandant also informed me that the suspects would be transferred to Benin’’.
He commended the commandant for taking proactive steps to have taken the fight to the suspected insurgents in the forest, saying that the “issue of security needs careful planning and execution’’.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that soldiers attached to Operation Lafiya Dole in conjunction with some Civilian JTF carried out a successful operation against some Boko Haram terrorists at Jarawa village, Kala Balge local government area, Borno state.
The Otaru, who described the activities of the herdsmen in the area as worrisome, said “We have asked farmers, especially the women, to stop going to the farms for now.
“We gave them some grants to enable them to engage in petty trading in the meantime, to avoid the incessant attacks on them.
“The traditional council is collaborating with the army, security agencies, and some vigilance groups, and we have recently incorporated the hunters to help to evolve lasting solutions to the problem,’’ he added.
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Legit.ng also reported that the Adamawa state government revealed that Boko Haram terrorists now pretend to be epileptic or stomach pain patients, attracting a large number of people to gather and express sympathy, only to detonate a bomb later.
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