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Nigerian Troops Block Terrorists’ Logistics Corridor, Says Army Spokesman

Arrest suspected Boko Haram spy
By Augustine Osayande

The Nigerian troops from 5 Brigade Quick Response Force (QRF) at the weekend, blocked the terrorists’ logistics corridor around Kekeno-Mile 90-Gudumbali, thereby dealing deadly blow on the operations of the Boko Haram fighters

This was disclosed in statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said at the weekend.

He said the troops have equally intensified operations to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east.

“Following the disruption of Boko Haram terrorists logistics chain and successful raids and ambushes, the 5 Brigade Quick Response Force (QRF) has further exploited beyond Kekeno-Mile 90-Gudumbali and blocked the terrorists’ logistics corridor” Usman said.

The Army spokesman said Boko Haram terrorists suffered heavy casualties and some escaped with gunshot wounds during the operation.

“The troops recovered 13 motorcycles, 1,170 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), stored in 39 jerry cans”, Usman added.

He said the troops also conducted fighting patrol to clear suspected terrorists settlement along Gawala village and west of Kukawa towards Gudumbali axis and blocked them from Kukawa but there was no contact with the terrorists.

Meanwhile troops of 119 Task Force Battalion conducted fighting patrol to deny Boko Haram terrorists fishing activities around Lake Chad waters.

Usman also disclosed thet troops of 157 Task Force Battalion arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ spy, Mallam Goni at Garin Giwa. “The 55 year old suspect claimed he transports fish for the terrorists along Fish Dam and Cross Kauwa” Usman said.

The Army said the spy is currently being interrogated at the 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade Garrison.

He said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has commended the troops in various formations and units fighting the Bolo Haram terrorists and expressed happiness with their recent recorded success in the fight against the Bolo Haram terrorists.

He enjoined them to work harder to clear the visages of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be in the North East.

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