- Others surrender to the military
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 wednesday, said Boko Haram terrorists on six motorcycles had on Tuesday attacked Kutuva village in which they killed four persons and abducted four women from the village.
Consequently, Usman said, the local vigilante in Kaya mobilised 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 attractive the abducted women,” he said.
Usman however, assured that effort was on going 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.
He disclosed that the suspects during preliminary interrogation, confessed that they were Boko Haram terrorists group members that were compelled to join the insurgency against their will and that they were on their way to Damboa to surrender to the military.
According to him, the terrorist suspects attributed their decision to give up their nefarious activities to continued military onslaught and that life had become hard and unbearable for the terrorists generally.
The Army Spokesman said that further screening has confirmed 17 of them as hardened Boko Haram terrorists trying to escape and infiltrate the society.
In the same vein, Usman said that a combined patrol team of the 7 Division Garrison, 101 Special Forces Battalion and 3 Civilian JTF, while on clearance patrol, intercepted a Volkswagen Golf car with registration number BX 508 RBC, suspected to be carrying supplies of logistics items such as spare parts and Improvised Explosives Devices making materials to Boko Haram terrorists along Kayamla general area, Tuesday morning.
He said that the suspected suppliers abandoned the vehicle and fled into the bush on sighting the patrol team.
He revealed that “the vehicle and its contents have been recovered and takes a nearby military location.”