The gallant troops of the Nigerian Army – 21 Brigade – on Saturday announced that eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered themselves to the military. Premium Times reports.
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According to a statement by army spokesman, Sani Usman, the suspected terrorists were being investigated and screened for more information.
“The advancing troops have captured the villages of Jerre and Dipchari and have destroyed the terrorists camps located in those areas.
“The troops in the Bama axis have rescued yet another 62 people fleeing from Bitti and Pulka. The troops are also combing all known enclaves of the terrorists within Bama, Banki and Pulka general area.
“In addition, due to the offensive action of the military, another fleeing 22 women 15 men and 40 children arrived Bama today.
“The rescued persons looking haggard, dejected and obviously malnourished are being catered for by the troops pending the intervention of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
“Meanwhile, the persons have been cooperating with the military as they have been giving useful information that is assisting our troops in their offensive operations,” Mr. Usman said.
He also said military engineers were making tremendous progress in the repairs of the bridge linking Maiduguri and Gamboru Ngala that was blown by Boko Haram terrorists. Mr. Usman, a colonel, said the bridge repairs would soon be completed.