Nigerian Army troops of 27 Task Force Brigade have arrested four fleeing members of Boko Haram terrorists during a patrol of Madaki village in Biu Local Government Area, Borno State.
- 100 motorcycles were recovered during the mop up exercise
- Army vows to intensify searches, patrols, raids and mop up operations in North-East
- Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman named the terrorists as Muazu Gogobir, Mamman Shuaibu, Muhammadu Muhammadu and Isah Ibrahim
- The Army also denies alleged moves to raise troops to dislodge Gambian president Yahya Jammeh
According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the terrorists; Muazu Gogobir, Mamman Shuaibu, Muhammadu Muhammadu and Isah Ibrahim were intercepted along with 100 concealed motorcycles at the outskirt of the town.
“Following the dislodgement and subsequent occupation of Boko Haram stronghold at Camp Zairo, Sambisa forest, the terrorists have been escaping the theatre to avoid capture and prosecution” he explained.
Brigadier General Usman further explained that the Nigerian Army has intensified searches, patrols, raids and mop up operations, in a bid to stamp out insurgency from the country.
Troops for Gambia
In another development, The Nigerian Army has discredited an online publication by Premium Times online news medium titled “EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria raises troops for Gambia, ready to remove Yahya Jammeh”.
The Army described the publication as false adding that “Nigerian Army is not planning to attack any country. “
“Consequently, Nigerian Army wishes to disassociate itself from such false information that exists only in the figment of the imagination of the medium. There was no time or place Nigerian Army disclosed such information to the medium. If there is any, we challenge them to name the officer or soldier that gave them such information and when”.
“It should be noted that such reckless and unprofessional conduct is not expected of any reputable and responsible news medium as it is inimical to national security.
The publication apart from being false in its entirety, it is unethical and capable of endangering the lives of Nigerians in the Diaspora,” the Army stated.
The Army therefore urged the medium to always clarify such matters affecting national security and diplomatic issues that may endanger the safety and security of Nigerians abroad and avoid such misleading and embarrassing publication.