Nigerian Army said its troops have apprehended 33 suspects believed to be food suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists.
Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman confirmed in a statement yesterday that the 33 suspected Boko Haram accomplices were arrested with large quantity of food stuffs meant for Boko Haram terrorists at Korode in Borno State.
Col. Usman said the suspects were nabbed at Damboa axis around Azir-Wajiroko road, Borno State.
The army spokesman said the arrest was made possible due to step up patrols and vigilance operations by the troops.
He said 9 of the 33 suspects are from Korode, 5 from Auma, 10 from Geargube, 4 from Kausautaya, 4 from Bulbul and 1 from Dolomi villages.
The army officer stated further that, although some of the suspects claimed to be traders, they did not however deny buying and selling food items to the terrorists. Interrogation is still ongoing to further unravel the level of involvement of the suspects.
Meanwhile, 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 said more men, women and children were rescued from the terrorists at Buduwa area along Bama axis.
The statement reads further, “The rescued persons were part of those abducted by Boko Haram terrorists at Buduwa general area in Bama local government area of Borno State, which was earlier occupied by the terrorists.
“It should be noted that the Nigerian army are trying hard to ensure safety of the rescued persons but not taking anything for granted as some of them are suspected terrorists. You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.”

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