Army Nabs Wanted Boko Haram Suspect in Borno State; as Troops encounter Armed Militia in Benue state.

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on 4 August 2018 have arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Maje Lawan at Banki in Borno State.

The suspect believed to be number 96 on the wanted list earlier published by the Army was apprehended after he infiltrated into the Internally Displaced Persons camp in the area.

The suspect is currently undergoing preliminary investigation and will be handed over to the appropriate authority for further action.

The public is reminded to be vigilance and to report any suspicious person, movements as well as activities to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.

Meanwhile, troops deployed in operation Whirl Stroke also on 4 August 2018 while on clearance operation along Gbajimba – Akor axis in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State encountered armed militia men with large herds of cattle.

The troops dislodged the armed militia men from their camp following a superior fire power.

Unspecified number of the armed militia men has been suspected to be killed by the troops while others escaped into nearby bushes with gunshot wounds.

Efforts are on to gets other fleeing members of the armed militia men by the troops.

Items recovered include: one AK 47 rifle, two AK 47 rifle magazines, 60 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition, five motorcycles.

A statement by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations said, “Members of the public are advised to report any suspicious movements or activities in their area to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.”

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