Troops Rescue 27 Persons, Arrest Nine Suspected Boko Haram Spies


Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued 27 persons displaced by insurgents in multiple clearance operations in Borno state.

According to a statement by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, the first clearance was carried out by Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre, troops of 7 Division Garrison in conjunction with troops of Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole and elements of Nigerian Army Super Camp 4 along Goni Gambomi, Kadamari, Melim, Gondori and Jantilu in Kaga LGA of Borno State.

Colonel Iliyasu said that the troops rescued 15 persons, comprising eight adult males, one adult female, and six children, who after interrogation, revealed that they spent 3 days wandering in the bush trying to link up with any community where they could find succour.

The Army spokesman further revealed that troops conducted a Positive Identification operation at various Check Points and Crossing Points and arrested 9 male suspected spies.

“Similarly, troops while acting on information arrested 9 male suspects in a hamlet in Mainok general area. A preliminary investigation indicates that suspects are Boko Haram criminals’ spies. Suspects are currently undergoing further interrogation.”