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General News of Thursday, 22 July 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Nigerian Army welcomes 28 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters after they surrender in Borno

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The Nigerian Army has revealed that 28 members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) have surrendered in Borno State.

According to the Army, the families also turned themselves in to the troops of 151 Task Force Battalion under 21 Special Brigade.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, July 21.

In the statement, he noted that the terrorists surrended to the troops whiles fleeing with their aerial and artillery bombardments at the outskirts of Aza and Bula Daloye villages in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno state.

He also stated that the suspected terrorists are currently undergoing investigations.

“The arrested suspects comprised of 11 adult male terrorists, five adult females and 12 children. The troops also recovered 27 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition, three AK 47 rifle magazines and a black fragmental Jacket from the suspects

“In a separate operation on July 17, 2021, troops of 7 Division Garrison in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force, acting on credible intelligence tracked and arrested Boko Haram informants and logistics suppliers, during a cordon and search operation in Lawanti and Gongolun Communities of Jere Local Government area of Borno State.

“During preliminary investigations, the suspects confessed to have been working as informants for the terrorists, whom they provide with information on troops’ movements, locations, deployments, strength, calibre of weapons and other activities.

“They also admitted to supplying terrorists with basic logistics for their daily survival, ranging from Petroleum Oil and Lubricant (POL), drugs, mosquito nets, kolanuts, recharge cards and food stuff.

“The suspects disclosed that they were remunerated by the terrorists with proceeds made from selling dismantled old motorcycle parts to dealers in order to fund their purchases,” Lindaikejisblog quoted.

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