Nigeria: Soldiers arrest Boko Haram spy, 77 militants surrender

    Nigeria: Soldiers arrest Boko Haram spy, 77 militants surrender

    (Abuja) Troops of 7 Division Garrison arrested a 28 year old suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ spy,   Musa Mallam Aman, around the Garrison Headquarters complex in Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State.

    Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspected spy hailed from Maradhi village in Niger Republic.He was said to have confessed to the soldiers that he was not alone as there were other Boko Haram militants spies in Maiduguri capital of Borno State.

    This was contained in a statement signed by Army Acting Director Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman Kukasheka made available to newsmen.He explained that efforts have been intensified to track and arrest his other accomplices, saying Musa has since been handed over to Joint Interrogation Committee (JIC).

    In a related development 77 Boko Haram militants have surrendered themselves to troops of 122 Task Force Battalion.They comprised 17 men, 16 women, 16 male children and 28 female children. 

    The surrendered terrorists have been  moved to Yamteke by combined team of 26 Task Force Brigade for preliminary investigation and screening.   Similarly following tip off by well meaning Nigerians, troops of 7 Division Garrison, conducted clearance patrol at the following villages;  Abachari, Asanari, Mediari, Toluwari, Chuwnari, Gaya, Zarumari, Alanari, Shuwari, Ngadaya, Chempo, Samaa, Matari,  Utoro and Kayamla in Jere and Konduga Local Government Areas of Borno State on 31st May 2016.

    During the patrol, troops came in contact with members of Boko Haram terrorists group at Samaa village, killing a number of them and recovered 3 motorcycles, 143 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 2 bicycles, 2 bags if mango, 1 tricycle tyre pump  2 water bottles and pellets for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making.