Troops of 73 Battalion, Forward Operating Base (FOB), in conjunction with a combined team of Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF, and Hunters, have intercepted a Boko Haram Terrorists Logisitics Supplier during a fighting patrol along Molai – Damboa Road.
According to a statement issued today by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the combined team, on being alerted, swiftly mobilised and stormed the location, where they arrested the suspect while he was perfecting plans to deliver logistics to the insurgents in the forest.
Items recovered from the suspect include a vehicle, 4 jerry cans of 30 Litres of PMS, one 4 Litre gallon of engine oil, one motorcycle pump, one oil treatment, one torch light, one mosquito net, two praying mats, two blankets, four Spanners, 10 packets of 1.5v battery and three dozens of diamond rubber solution. Others are five packets of candies, five packets of seasoning and measures of other food stuff.
In a similar development, troops of 202 Battalion have taken custody of eight Boko Haram insurgents and their families, comprising 10 adult females and 22 children, who surrendered to troops at Ruwaza village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state.
In addition, troops of Forward Operational Base (FOB) operating along Bocobs- Bama road have atrested 20 Boko Haram fighters and their families, who surrendered to troops at Nbewa village, also in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state. The surrendering families of the insurgents comprised 15 adult females and 26 children.
The suspects all surrendered to the troops, during clearance operations in the areas on 29 July, following ongoing intense clearance operations by troops in the general areas.
The children among the surrendering suspects have been vaccinated with polio vaccines, while the adult and female suspects, who have been documented and screened are currently undergoing preliminary investigations.