Troops Arrest Boko Haram Informant, Tighten Security Around Kamuya, Yobe State – army

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Nigeria army said they have tightened security around Kamuya in yobe state, following the arrest of boko Haram informant in the area.

In a statement signed by Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima the Director Army Public Relations on the 18 April, 2021, disclose that the informant arrested is responsible of giving informations to the Terrorist which they succeeded in attacking troops in Kamuya area of the state.

They suspect identify as Modu Ari has already confessed to the crime he was arrested for.

Read full statement below:

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have arrested suspected Boko Haram informant whose spying activities and that of his accomplices were responsible for the attacks on troops position by terrorists in Kamuya, Yobe State. The informant who was identified as Modu Ari was apprehended by troops of 27 Task Force Brigade.

On interrogation, he confessed to have revealed troops' movements and position to his Boko Haram collaborators. Investigation is however ongoing to unravel the network of local informants whose nefarious activities have endangered troops on clearance operations around the fringes of Timbuktu Triangle.

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The unfortunate sabotage of troops movement by Ari and his accomplices made it possible for the terrorists to attack the rear element of troops on patrol. Though the attack was swiftly repelled by troops from the Tactical Headquarters of 27 Task Force Brigade and Army Super Camp 3 Buratai, own troops suffered some casualties.

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In spite of the setback, the Chief of Army Staff has encouraged troops of Operation Tura Takaibango to keep their fighting spirit up and to remain dedicated in the effort to flush out the remnants of the terrorists as quickly as possible. He charged them not to relent even in the face of gross unpatriotic acts of some locals who are snitching on their movements and positions.

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The COAS also admonished citizens to as a matter of patriotic duty, avail the troops of credible and timely information that will help them flush out the adversaries.

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