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Troops Arrest 33 Food Suppliers of Boko Haram

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The Nigerian troops conducting intensive patrols and vigilant operations in the North-east have continued to yield positive results with the arrest of 33 suspected food suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists in the Damboa axis around Azir-Wajiroko road, Borno State.

This was disclosed in a statement issued Wednesday by the Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman.
Usman revealed that the 33 suspected Boko Haram accomplices were arrested with large quantities of food meant for Boko Haram terrorists at Korode.

According to him, nine of the 33 suspects were from Korode, five from Auma, 10 from Geargube, four from Kausautaya, four from Bulbul and one from Dolomi villages.
Although some of the suspects claimed to be traders, he said they did not deny buying and selling food items to the terrorists.

“Interrogation is still ongoing to further unravel the level of involvement of the suspects,” he added.

In a related development, Usman said Nigerian troops during clearance operations of Boko Haram hideouts, have discovered and successfully destroyed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by Boko Haram terrorists at Sandia village along Korode road.

He further disclosed that more men, women and children were rescued from the terrorists at Buduwa area along Bama axis.

“The rescued persons were part of those abducted by Boko Haram at Buduwa general area in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State which was earlier occupied by the terrorists,” he said.

The army spokesman said the Nigerian Army was trying hard to safeguard the rescued persons but was not taking anything for granted as some of them are suspected terrorists.

Source: This Day

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