•Others Surrender to military
By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
Boko Haram terrorists have killed some vigilante members and abducted four women in Borno village, with others surrendering to the Nigerian military.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Wednesday, said that some elements of Boko Haram terrorists on six motorcycles had on Tuesday attacked Kutuva village, killed four persons and abducted four women from the village.
Consequently, Usman said, the local vigilante in Kaya mobilized immediately to the village and trailed the terrorists up to their suspected hideout located somewhere south of Sabon Garin Bale.
He stated that the vigilantes did their best by engaging the terrorists, unfortunately they escaped into the bush.
“But the courageous vigilantes destroyed the terrorists camp and recovered all hoisted Boko Haram terrorists’ flags, three Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle magazines, two AK-45 rifle magazines and 24 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition.
“The vigilantes also rescued an 11 year old girl who stated that she was abducted by the terrorists from Batha village. Sadly however, the vigilante could not trace the terrorists or the abducted women,” he said.
Usman, however, assured that effort is ongoing to trace and rescue them.
In a related development, he said a team of local vigilante in Damboa led by Sarkin Yaki Ali Gwoza intercepted some persons along Njaba road, south of Damboa town, while on patrol.
Further details later