Local vigilantes in Kaya, Borno state have rescued an 11 year old girl who disclosed that she was abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from Batha village. This was as they destroyed the terrorists’ camp in the south of Sabon Garin Bale.
Also, members of the terrorist organization riding on six motorcycles had yesterday attacked Kutuva village where they killed 4 persons and abducted 4 women from the village.
The Boko Haram members fled to the bush when the vigilante engaged them, but they were able to recover 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.
This was contained in a statement issued by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman which however pointed out that the vigilante could not trace the terrorists or the abducted women
The statement added that, “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. During preliminary interrogation, they 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. They attributed their decision to give up their nefarious activities because of continued military onslaught and that life had become hard and unbearable for the terrorists generally.
“Further screening also confirmed 17 of them as hardened Boko Haram terrorists trying to escape and infiltrate the society.
Similarly, a combined patrol team of 7 Division Garrison, 101 Special Forces Battalion and 3 Civilian JTF, while on clearance patrol, intercepted a Golf car with registration number BX 508 RBC, suspected to be carrying suppliers of logistics such as spare parts and Improvised Explosives making Devices materials to Boko Haram terrorists along Kayamla general area Tuesday morning.
“The suspected suppliers abandoned the vehicle and fled into the bush on sighting the patrol team. The vehicle and its contents have been recovered to nearby military location,” Usman added.