Nigerian troops arrest Boko Haram, ISWAP collaborators

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Less than 48 hours after the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, renamed Operation ‘Lafiya Dole’ (OLD) to Operation ‘Hadin Kai’ for mobilizing critical stakeholders’ in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists, residents have started providing useful information to the military in their communities.

This has led to the arrest of some Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) supporters and collaborators in tactical operations,

In one of the operations, the Nigerian troops of Sector II located in Damaturu axis of Yobe apprehended the collaborators, including logistic suppliers.

The troops were led by Major Daniel Chiwar, the Acting Commander of 154 Taskforce, according to PRNigeria.

The suspects were found in their hideout at Bulamari area of Ngamdu in Borno State.

Items recovered included huge containers of petroleum products they supply to insurgents.

However, soldiers engaged Boko Haram, with several gun trucks, at Rann in the Kala Balge area of Borno State at the weekend.

The troops, led by Lt. Colonel Samson Olashegbe of 3 Battalion, eliminated some terrorists, destroyed some of the trucks and recovered others.

The military said the successes were recorded after intelligence from civilians.

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