SK Usman, Abuja: Yesterday troops in Damaturu of 233 Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with local vigilantes known as (Civilian JTF) on routine patrol arrested 4 confirmed fleeing Boko Haram terrorists at Kurnari village and Nayinawa, outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe State.
The army spokeman Kukasheka confirmed that the escaping Boko Haram terrorists are Bukar Waziri, aged 25 years and Mammade Lawan, aged 20 years, were from Buk, while father and son, Muhammadu Damina, aged 40 years and Isah Muhammadu aged 15 years, were from Talala.
During preliminary investigation SK Usman revealed that “they claimed that they were fleeing from the terrorists’ hideout at Talala and Buk in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State because of the unbearable military’s onslaughts and bombardments on their various locations.”
The troops of 33 Brigade related development on Operation FOREST KUNAMA II, on Sunday 23rd July 2017, following a tip off, at about 10.20pm, arrested one Salisu Ibrahim, an armed robbery suspect along Bauchi-Gombe road.
The terrorists and armed robbery suspects are being further investigated.