By Kingsley Omonobi-Abuja.
In continuation of the Military’s onslaught on the remnants of Boko Haram in the North East, Nigerian soldiers fighting the battle have arrested 13 suspected terrorists after several encounters.
Giving details of the operations in a statement, Acting Director, Army Public Relations said, “In what could be described as bumper harvest in the wave of arrests of escaping and infiltrating remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole with assistance of Civilian JTF, have arrested quite a number of terrorists in Maiduguri and Mafa.
“Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, at Kasuwar Shanu (Cattle Market), one Abur Modu Magaji was apprehended by Civilian JTF and handed over to troops.
“Preliminary investigation shows that he admitted to rustling 45 cows from Saleh Mohamed with 20 other Boko Haram terrorists at gun point. “He however cooperated and assisted in pointing out 7 other suspected terrorists at Mafa road checkpoint.
“The 3 suspects Ibrahim Chari, Bulama Magaji and Nde Ngude were positively identified as Boko Haram terrorists group members that he had operated with in the past, while 4 others; Mustafa Fannami, Abubakakar Modu, Mohammed Merai and Abur Mustafa bought cows from him out of the stolen animals.