Saturday, June 1, 2013

Hunger hits Boko Haram members: 56 Insurgents caught while searching for food

Military authorities in Borno
State has arrested a
group of 56 terrorists that
were moving from village to
village in search of food,
following a tip off from

Some member of the group,
according to the Director of
Defence Information, Brigadier-
General Chris Olukolade, who
were moving around in a
Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep with
registration number Borno XA
428 ADM, suspected to have
been stolen, were arrested at
Daban Masara village while
looking for food.

Weapons found in their
possession included AK-47
rifles, single-barrel shotgun,
double-hand shotgun and
various calibres of arms.

Other items recovered from the
group included seven packs of
Improvised Explosive Devices
(IED), two rocket-propelled gun
chargers, two machetes, bomb
detonators, camouflage and
other military uniforms. They
were also with charms, seven
vehicles and eight tricycles.

Olukolade said that it was
believed that some stranded
terrorists were keen on
establishing new camps.
According to him, most of them
are currently in search of food,
and are being trailed by military

The defence spokesman also
disclosed that there were a few
encounters with some
insurgents in forest locations,
apart from the identified and
destroyed camps.

He said that the intensive
cordon and search operation
being conducted by the troops
of the Special Forces received a
major boost from civilian
cooperation in communities
close to locations being focused
in the operation.

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