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Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai addresses military commanders on Wednesday at army HQ, Abuja. Twitter photo
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja

Troops of the Nigerian army have arrested a bus driver and seven passengers who're illegal immigrants and believed to be working for the Islamic state West Africa Province and the Boko Haram opponents alongside Yola avenue in Borno state.

The eight suspects were rounded up through troops of 331 Artillery Regiment deployed at a checkpoint along the road. The military recognized only the driver as Musa Ibrahim.

According to a release from the army headquarters, Abuja, on Monday, the arrest become made between September 25 and 28, after troops additionally arrested one “infamous logistics supplier of the criminal insurgent organization, Alhaji Kolomi Modu, at Ndollori location of Maiduguri.”

The military operations media coordinator, Col Aminu Iliyasu, stated the troops on operations Lafiya Dole, Mesa and speedy reaction could keep to conduct more arrests beforehand of the 2019 yule season to disclaim criminals and bandits a freedom of motion.

He said, “inside September 25 and 28, the troops deployed inside the North-East endured to dominate the regions with aggressive fighting patrols and ambushes to fix and neutralise the fleeing Boko Haram and ISWAP elements.

“Troops of 25 assignment force Brigade along side some vigilantes arrested one Abubakar Musa, a suspected logistics provider of the insurgents at Kumsem village in Damboa nearby authorities place of Borno state. Gadgets recovered from the suspect encompass 12 yards of black cloth suspected for use for making of Boko Haram flags, a large quantity of medication and some groceries.

“In a comparable operation, troops of 27 mission force Brigade appearing on a timely intelligence arrested another logistics dealer of the insurgents, Mohammed Isa, at a checkpoint in Maina Hari. At some stage in preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to his membership of Boko Haram in Kimba village in Biu LGA of Borno state.

“in addition, the vigilant troops of 231 Battalion along side troops of 331 Artillery Regiment arrested a industrial driving force, Musa Ibrahim, and seven passengers believed to be illegal immigrants from a neighbouring usa. Suspects are believed to have links with ISWAP. Additionally, troops of seven division Garrison, in a joint operation with the workplace of the country wide protection Adviser’s tactical crew, arrested one notorious logistics dealer of the crook rebel organization by call Alhaji Kolomi Modu at Ndollori vicinity of Ajilari in Maiduguri.

“preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect has been offering top rate Motor Spirit and different lubricants to ISWAP. Inside the identical vein, troops of Headquarters quarter 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, intercepted a truck with Registration number KA 462 YK conveying 800 luggage of fertiliser alongside Damaturu-Potiskum road without allow. The suspected cargo is thought to be used by terrorists for making Improvised Explosive devices.”

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