The Nigerian Army says troops have arrested two fleeing key members of Boko Haram terrorist in Geidam, Yobe State,
Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Col. Sani Usman made the disclosure
in a statement, adding that two pick up vehicles were also seized from
the fleeing insurgents.
He said the terrorists are currently being interrogated.
Following reports about suspected movements and planned attack by
Boko Haram terrorists around Damasak area, the Nigerian Air Force is
conducting air surveillance and armed reconnaissance in the area.
Col. Usman reiterated that the stories making the rounds of an alleged
massacre and drowning of over a hundred civilians in Kukuwa-gari, Gujba
Local Government Area of Yobe State, cannot be substantiated.
The Army spokesman gave the assurance that the troops are fully
committed to the fight against Boko Haram terrorists and ensuring
security for law-abiding citizens in the troubled areas.
Similarly, the troops of 26 Task Force Brigade in Gwoza, Borno State,
on Tuesday, August 18, engaged Boko Haram terrorists fleeing Sambisa
Forest following continued aerial bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force.
Col Usman said the fleeing terrorists in 7 pickup vans and some
motorcycles mounted with assorted weapons such as Rocket Propelled
Grenades (RPG) and Anti-Aircraft Guns were decisively dealt with,
killing quite a number of them.
He added that the troops also destroyed their vehicles, weapons and
motorcycles. They also recovered a vehicle, 1 motorcycle and 2 AK47
riffles and large quantities of 7.62mm NATO and 12.7mm ammunition.
The Army spokesman further noted that the troops have intensified
their patrols and offensive actions against the terrorists in the area.
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