Eye9ja reports that the Army Headquarters says the arrests were made after its troops successfully raided the Kirawa community in Borno where terrorists reportedly hibernate in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force.
The Acting Director of Army Information, Nigerian Army, Col. Musa Sagir made this known in a statement on Thursday, September 12 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Eye9ja understands that the statement by Sagir said the raid was in continuation of the clearance operations to get rid of the remnants of terrorists in the state.
Sagir said that the operation was carried out by troops of Special Response Area in Pulka under the theatre command of Operation Lafiya Dole.
The Nigerian Army killed three Boko Haram members during the raid and seized about six bicycles used by the terrorists in transporting their explosives from one point to another.
“Consequently, three terrorists lost their lives during the operation and unconfirmed number were wounded.
“A Cordon and Search mission was conducted in the area and six bicycles and some quantity of food items were recovered.
“Investigation revealed that the eliminated terrorists are members of the terrorists’ logistic cell. No soldier was killed, wounded or missing in action during the encounter.
“Troops will continue to deny the terrorists freedom of action. Morale and fighting spirit of the soldiers remain high,” he said.