Army continues fight against Boko Haram in the north east
The Nigerian Army said that its troops had continued to hunt for fleeing Boko Haram insurgents and increased onslaught against them in Borno and other parts of the North East.
The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Iliyasu said that the troops of Sector 3 Operation Lafiya
According to him, investigations further revealed that the suspect used one of Goni Jere’s phone numbers to purchase vehicles and motor cycles spare parts for ISWAP. He added that the suspect was in possession of motorcycle spare parts and locally made smoke perfumes which were intended to be delivered to Goni Jere. The spokesperson further disclosed that army operations in other parts of the country had resulted in a number of arrests and recoveries in recent time. He also said that troops of 144 Battalion (Rear) under operation MESA had intercepted and arrested one Chinedu Mark in Abiriba in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia. He said that the suspect was in possession of a locally made pistol and two cartridges hidden in a polythene bag stuffed with garri. According to him, the suspect confessed that he was conveying the arms to three of his friends who are now at large. Similarly, troops of 102 Guards Battalion arrested an imposter while on routine patrol along Jere–Katari–Kaduna–Abuja Expressway extorting money from motorists. The suspect, Godspower Linus, was found with a fake Military ID Card, camouflage jungle hat, military belt and a motorcycle. In addition, between Oct. 12 and 14, troops in the Niger Delta Region have intensified their operations against illegal oil bunkering, piracy, kidnapping, armed robbery and other sundry crimes. During the period, the troops destroyed four identified illegal oil refining sites, 6 large metal storage tanks containing illegally refined Automated Gas Oil (AGO) and four large ground reservoirs. Also recovered were 6,000 litres of stolen crude oil and 80,000 litres of refined products in plastic drums and Jerri cans as well as two vehicles and a motorcycle,” he said.