Nigerian Army Rescues 126 Boko Haram Captives in Borno, Arrests Logistics Supplier with Sex-Enhancement Drugs

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Terrorists Logistics Suppliers Arrested with Sexual Enhancement Drugs in Adamawa

By Augustine Osayande PhD

Nigerian Army troops of 5 Brigade Mobile Strike Team, in conjunction with Chief of Army Staff Intervention Battalion II and elements of 145 Battalion (Main), have rescued 126 Boko Haram captives while conducting clearance operations within the Gudumbali general area in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to Nigerian Army Operations’ Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the rescued victims comprised 36 adult males, 36 adult females and 54 children.

He said troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade rescued 17 Boko Haram captives comprising 6 adult males, 6 adult females and 5 children.

“All rescued victims were evacuated and handed over to Internally-Displaced Persons’ Camp officials,” Iliyasu said.

The Nigerian Army Operations’ Media Coordinator added that vigilant troops of 271 Tank Battalion of Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed in Jada Check Point in Jada Local Government Area of Adamawa State intercepted 2 Boko Haram Logistics Suppliers, Sani Audu and Bana Abba, in a Toyota Starlet car, conveying large quantities of anti-biotics, sex enhancing and other illicit drugs and a Dane gun concealed in the vehicle compartment meant to be supplied to the criminal terrorists.

He said the troops of Army Super Camp 7 Bama, arrested a Boko Haram criminal, Francis Kombai, with 3 different documents, bearing different names in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State but preliminary interrogation of the suspect revealed that the suspect was a national of Chad Republic and could not substantiate his actual mission to the general area when he was accosted.

He also confirmed that troops of Strong Response Area, Pulka, in Gwoza LGA of Borno State in conjunction with elements of Borno State vigilantes sprang a successful ambush laid at a Boko Haram Terrorist crossing point along Pulka – Firgi – Banki Junction, neutralized one Boko Haram criminal and recovered one AK 47 Rifle and one Bajaj motorcycle.

Relatedly, on 22 February 2020, troops of Army Super Camp 19, deployed in Bitta, Gwoza LGA of Borno State, while on a routine patrol along Bitta – Yemteke Road, discovered an Improvised Explosive Device planted by the Boko Haram criminals, he said.

He, However, added that the device was safely detonated by the expert Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team attached to the Unit.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army Operations’ Media Coordinator also revealed that troops of 202 Battalion while on clearance operations between Aulari and Bama discovered an Improvised Explosive Device planted by the Boko Haram criminals along the axis of advance.

He stated further, “The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Unit safely detonated the device. Furthermore, troops recovered a belt of PKT ammunition and one General Purpose Machine Gun tripod and the remains of a Boko Haram suicide bomber.

“In the same vein, on 23 February 2020, troops of 130 Battalion deployed in Baga, Borno state, discovered and safely detonated an Unexploded Ordnance while conducting clearance operations along Mile 4 – Cross Kauwa in the same LGA

“Resilient troops of 68/94 Battalions conducted a robust clearance operation to Old Chadian Camp, Kaniram, Mamuri Gana up to Bosso River Bank.

“The troops discovered and safely detonated an Improvised Explosive Device planted by the Boko Haram insurgents short of the Old Chadian Camp.

“Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade while on patrol along Damboa – Maiduguri road discovered another Improvised Explosive Device planted by Boko Haram criminals. Nevertheless, the device was safely detonated by the expert Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Unit,” Iliyasu said.

 

 

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