Jul 26, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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End of the Road: Troops Kill Three Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists, Arrest 11 Others

  • Some Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists have lost their lives at the hands of Nigerian military personnel
  • The terrorists were ambushed by the military at a crossing point along Banki Junction-Miyanti road in Bono state
  • Also, the troops recovered some sophisticated ammunition like 27 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition from the terrorists

The end has come to about three suspected Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists after they were killed by Nigerian troops.

Also, 11 others were also arrested as part of the counterterrorism operations in the northeast.

This was disclosed by Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.

He said troops ambushed the terrorists’ crossing point along Banki Junction-Miyanti road to prevent movement of terrorists’ logistics and replenishment.

The insurgents who were nabbed on July 15 were said to have “surrendered to troops along with their families, while fleeing their enclaves, following the continuous bombardment of their hideouts by troops of the Battalion.”

They were arrested at the outskirts of Aza and Bula Daloye villages in Bama local government area of Borno state by troops at Miyanti and Darajamel areas of the northeastern state.

He said in a statement:

“The troops also recovered 27 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, 3 AK 47 rifle magazines and a black fragmental Jacket from the suspects. They are currently undergoing preliminary investigations.”

Also, troops of 7 Division Garrison in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force arrested Boko Haram informants and logistics suppliers in Lawanti and Gongolun Communities of Jere local government area.

Boko Haram: Dominate northeast – Nigerian Army tells troops

Major-General Christopher Musa, the Theatre Commander (TC) Joint Task Force in the northeast Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) has urged soldiers in the unit to dominate their areas of responsibility against Boko Haram and ISWAP to return peace in the region.

Musa gave this charge during his visit to troops of 68 Battalion and 5 Brigade in the frontlines at Mallan Fatori and Damasak.

His mission was to assess ongoing operational activities and was part of his familiarization and operational tour of troops’ deployment in the region.

Soldiers intercept 73 young men in 5 trucks travelling to Imo with 47 motorcycles

Also, soldiers of 72 Special Force Brigade, Nigeria Army Makurdi on Monday night, June 14 intercepted 73 young men from Nasarawa state on their way to Imo.

According to a report by Nigerian Tribune, the able-bodied young men who were loaded in five trucks were intercepted at Agan Toll Gate, Makurdi by the military working on a security report.

Also seen with the young men were 47 Bajaj motorcycles. The trucks were said to be conveying some minerals from Plateau state to a Port Harcourt-based company.

Also seen with the young men were 47 Bajaj motorcycles. The trucks were said to be conveying some minerals from Plateau state to a Port Harcourt-based company.

He expressed joy that despite the attempts to evade arrest, the soldiers were able to apprehend the trucks and arrest the men.