Troops of 22 Brigade have reportedly arrested Boko Haram terrorists comprising three adults and two minors suspected to be in charge of logistics at Dikwa.
Acting director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday.
According to the army spokesman, “The patrol made contact with Boko Haram logistics elements who specialised in using the two villages as base for food storage and other logistics, before moving them to Bama and then to Sambisa Forest.
“In the encounter, five Boko Haram terrorists were arrested comprising three adults and two minors. The under-aged male children were dressed in new Boko Haram uniforms earlier reported.”
The statement revealed further that the troops recovered one truck, two Golf cars painted in mud, four bicycles and 3 x 5kva power generating sets, as well as 55 bags of corn.
Col. Usman said, “This followed reports by some good citizens about Boko Haram terrorists’ activities, and on hearing of very loud explosions near Dikwa on the morning of Wednesday, 27th April, 2016, troops of 22 Brigade embarked on a patrol to Ajiri and Antul villages, south-sast of Dikwa, along Dikwa-Gulumbagana road.
The army spokesman recalled that the troops of the 7 Brigade of the 8 Task Force Division had killed seven Boko Haram terrorists, including a notorious kingpin popularly known as the ‘Albani of Monguno.’
“In that operation which was carried out in Gratte in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, the troops also recovered two vehicles, seven motorcycles, one AK-47 rifle, two Boko Haram terrorists hoisted flags, three vehicle tyres, one vulcanising machine, one solar panel and bundles of chewing sticks (Aswaki), which the terrorists believed have spiritual and medicinal values.”