Troops arrest 33 Boko Haram food suppliers, destroy IEDs

BH1The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it has arrested 33 suspected food suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists in Azir-Wajiroko road, Damboa Borno State.

The Nigerian Amry spokesman, Col Sani Usman, revealed this in a statement.

Usman said 33 suspected Boko Haram accomplices were arrested with large quantity of food-stuffs meant for the insurgents at Korode.

Nine of the 33 suspects are from Korode, 5 from Auma, 10 from Geargube, 4 from Kausautaya, 4 from Bulbul and 1 from Dolomi villages. Although some of the suspects claimed to be traders, they did not however deny buying and selling food items to the terrorists.

Interrogation is still ongoing to further unravel the level of involvement of the suspects.

Usman further revealed that troops during clearance operations of Boko Haram hideouts, have discovered and successfully destroyed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by Boko Haram terrorists at Sandia village along Korode road.

Furthermore, more men, women and children were rescued from the terrorists at Buduwa area along Bama axis. The rescued persons were part of those abducted by Boko Haram terrorists at Buduwa general area in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State which was earlier occupied by the terrorists.

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