BREAKING: Army Arrests Boko Haram Informant

Army, Lt.-Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim, Igboho, Army
Lt.-Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim
  • A suspected Boko Haram informant who led the terrorists to attack the base of the 27 Task Force Brigade at Kamuya in Yobe State has been arrested by the Nigerian Army.
  • According to the Army, the suspect identified as Modu Ari, confessed that he engaged in spying activities, adding that his accomplices were responsible for the attacks on troops’ positions in Yobe on Friday morning.

A suspected Boko Haram informant who led the terrorists to attack the base of the 27 Task Force Brigade at Kamuya in Yobe State has been arrested by the Nigerian Army.

The attack in which military equipment was burnt and three personnel killed occurred on Friday.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima, made this known in a statement on Sunday.

According to the Army, the suspect identified as Modu Ari, confessed that he engaged in spying activities, adding that his accomplices were responsible for the attacks on troops’ positions in Yobe on Friday morning.

The statement read, “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have arrested a suspected Boko Haram informant whose spying activities and that of his accomplices were responsible for the attacks on troops position by terrorists in Kamuya, Yobe State.

“The informant who was identified as Modu Ari was apprehended by troops of 27 Task Force Brigade. On interrogation, he confessed to have revealed troops’ movements and position to his Boko Haram collaborators. Investigation is, however, ongoing to unravel the network of local informants whose nefarious activities have endangered troops on clearance operations around the fringes of Timbuktu Triangle.”

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According to the Nigerian Army, “The unfortunate sabotage of troops’ movement by Ari and his accomplices made it possible for the terrorists to attack the rear element of troops on patrol. Though the attack was swiftly repelled by troops from the Tactical Headquarters of 27 Task Force Brigade and Army Super Camp 3 Buratai, troops suffered some casualties.

“In spite of the setback, the Chief of Army Staff has encouraged troops of Operation Tura Takaibango to keep their fighting spirit up and to remain dedicated in the effort to flush out the remnants of the terrorists as quickly as possible. He charged them not to relent even in the face of gross unpatriotic acts of some locals who are snitching on their movements and positions.”

It would be recalled that the Boko Haram terrorists, on Friday, launched a major attack on the base of the special forces of the 27 Task Force Brigade, located in the area, killing three soldiers while about 171 others reportedly fled the base or are missing in action.

Military sources disclosed that the insurgents destroyed heavy military equipment, and shared photographs of gun trucks razed by the insurgents.

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