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Nigerian Army Arrests Eight Foreign Nationals Working For Boko Haram

Austin Papi

Some troops of the Nigerian Army have reportedly arrested seven passengers and a bus driver who were said to be illegal immigrants assisting the major terrorist sect in Nigeria, Boko Haram, along Yola Road in Borno State.

The troops of 331 Artillery Regiment deployed at a checkpoint along the road caught the convoy of the eight suspects and rounded them up. The army identified only the driver to be one Musa Ibrahim.

Further statement on the arrests was released from the army headquarters in Abuja on Monday. It noted that the arrests were made between September 25 and 28, making another major hit on the terrorist organization.

The Nigerian troops also apprehended one notorious logistics supplier of the criminal insurgent group, Alhaji Kolomi Modu, at Ndollori area of Maiduguri

Col Aminu Iliyasu, the army operations media coordinator, also said the troops on operations Lafiya Dole, Mesa and Swift Response would not relent in conducting more arrests ahead of the 2019 season of festivities. He added that the notorious sect would be denied freedom of action and threat to innocent lives.

"Within September 25 and 28, the troops deployed in the North-East continued to dominate the areas with aggressive fighting patrols and ambushes to fix and neutralise the fleeing Boko Haram and ISWAP elements," Col Aminu said.