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BHTS/ISWAP FIGHTERS SURRENDER TO FORCES IN OPERATION HADIN KAI AS TROOPS INTERCEPT REBELS’ SUPPLY PROVIDER

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By Adeniyi Onaara

Eight Boko Haram insurgents and their families, including ten adult females and 22 children, surrendered to troops at Ruwaza village in Borno state’s Bama Local Government Area.

In a related development, forces from the Forward Operational Base (FOB) operating along the Bocobs-Bama route apprehended 20 Boko Haram fighters and their families at Nbewa village, also in Borno state’s Bama Local Government Area. The rebels’ surrendering families included 15 adult females and 26 children. During the clearanc, all of the suspects surrendered to the army.

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The children among the surrendering suspects have been vaccinated with polio vaccines, while the adult and female suspects, who have been documented and screened are currently undergoing preliminary investigations.

In a separate operation, troops of 73 Battalion, Forward Operating Base (FOB) in conjunction with combined team of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and Hunters have intercepted a Boko Haram Terrorists Logisitics Supplier during a fighting patrol along Molai – Damboa Road. On being alerted, the combined team swiftly mobilised and stormed the location, where they arrested the suspect, while he was perfecting plans to deliver logistics to the insurgents in the forest.

Items recovered from the suspect include a vehicle, 4 jerry cans of 30 Litres of PMS, one 4 Litre gallon of engine oil, one motorcycle pump, one oil treatment, one torch light, one mosquito net, two praying mats, two blankets, four Spanners, 10 packets of 1.5v battery and three dozens of diamond rubber solution. Others are five packets of candies, five packets of seasoning and measures of other food stuff.

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

30 July 2021

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