Four confirmed fleeing Boko Haram terrorists were arrested at Kurnari village and Nayinawa, outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe State on Monday, July 24 by troops of 233 Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with vigilantes on routine patrol.
A statement signed by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, identifies the escaping Boko Haram terrorists as Bukar Waziri, 25 years and Mammade Lawan, aged 20 years, from Buk, while Muhammadu Damina, 40 and his 15-year-old son, Isah Muhammadu were from Talala.
During preliminary investigation, they claimed that they were fleeing from the terrorists’ hideout at Talala and Buk in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State because of the unbearable military’s onslaughts and bombardments on their various locations.
In a related development, troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation FOREST KUNAMA II, on Sunday 23rd, following a tip off, at about 10.20pm, arrested one Salisu Ibrahim, an armed robbery suspect along Bauchi-Gombe road.
The terrorists and armed robbery suspects are being further investigated.