Army Confirms Arrest of Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents in Northern State

Army Confirms Arrest of Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents in Northern State

- Nigerian Army said it arrested has Boko Haram suspects during an operation in Kano state

- The suspects were apprehended by the troops around Kano metropolis on Saturday evening, May 8

- Captain Njoko Irabor, the spokesperson, 3rd Brigade Nigerian Army in Kano confirmed the development

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The Nigerian Army says its troops have continued to record success in the fight against insurgency as they pounce on terrorists in the northern region of the country.

Vanguard reports that the spokesperson, 3rd Brigade Nigerian Army in Kano state, Captain Njoko Irabor on Sunday, May 9, confirmed that some of the terrorists were recently arrested, however, he did not give the exact number of suspects.

Army Confirms Arrest of Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents in Northern State
The Nigerian Army on Sunday, May 9, said troops have arrested suspected members of the Boko Haram sect. Photo credit: @HQNigerianArmy
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Irabor in a statement said that the arrest was made possible when the troops stormed a mosque and some houses located in Filin Lazio, Hotoro Area of Kano metropolis on Saturday evening, May 8.

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According to him, the houses allegedly belong to some Borno men who fled as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, TVC News added.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the latest revelation on the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group by Senator Ali Ndume will sadden well-meaning Nigerians.

According to Ndume who is the chairman of the Senate committee on Army, the terrorists have started regrouping again in the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa.

The senator made this known while briefing journalists after plenary on his bill seeking to establish Federal College of Education Gwoza, Borno state.

In a related development, the Bauchi state government raised alarm over attacks and raids by Boko Haram insurgents.

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According to the secretary to the Bauchi state government, Alhaji Sabiu Baba, four local governments in the state have been attacked by the terrorists.

The criminals who have destroyed some facilities in the state are said to be from neighboring Yobe.

Specifically, he said the criminals launched an attack on a communication mast and carted away some of the properties.

Source: Legit.ng News

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