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Troops kill 3 terrorists, rescue 7 year old girl in Borno

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Troops kill 3 terrorists, rescue 7 year old girl in Borno

By: Babagana Wakil

Troops of Sector 3 Multi national Joint Task Force (MNJTF Nigeria) on 10 April 2023 rescued a 7 year old girl , Yakura Jalori who was kidnapped by suspected BH/ISWAP terrorists who demanded for ransom for her release.

A statement on Wednesday from Lt Col Kamarudeen Adegoke, Chief Military Public Information Officer MNJTF said
the troops who were on a fighting patrol engaged the terrorists and neutralized 3 of them and rescued the girl.

“They also recovered from the terrorists the sum of Fifty Four Thousand, One Hundred and Four Naira (#54,104. 00), one AK 47 rifle, one AK 47 rifle magazine and 4 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition. Others recovered items include 3 mobile phones, 2 cutlasses, one digger, 3 Sim cards and one Torch light.

“The kidnapped victim was reunited with her family by troops of Sector 3 MNJTF.” The statement added.

In another development, troops of 242 Bn intercepted one Mrs Aisha Muhammad with her 7 children along Maiduguri – Monguno Road.

Aisha is suspected to be wife of one Mr Mustapha who is a tailor in the terrorists’ enclave at Tumbun Gini. The woman and her children are in custody of Sector 3 MNJTF.

In a related development, on 14 Apr 2023 at Fulatari IDP Camps in Monguno two persons were injured through a grenade explosion. Investigation revealed that a 13-year-old Adamu Muhammad picked the grenade charger from old Charlie 6 location and took it home.

“The grenade exploded when the child hit the grenade on a metal plate while he was playing. Thereafter the troops cordoned the area and the Explosive Ordnance Devices Team also scanned and secured the area.” The statement said.

Consequently, Headquarters MNJTF advises civilians within the area of operations to sensitize their wards to refrain from picking strange and suspicious objects.

He encouraged them to promptly report to troops when such objects are sighted to ensure proper disposal of such items.

In the same vein, on 11 Apr 23 troops of Sector 3 MNJTF (Nigeria ) during a patrol to Amburam and adjoining BHT/ISWAP enclaves encountered BHT/ISWAP terrorists.

The troops destroyed 4 x motorcycles and several shelters with large quantities of food stuff and other logistics. Also 2 terrorists were neutralized, 2 x AK 47, quantities 243 x 762 mm x 54 mm ball rimmed, and quantity 89 x 5.56 x 45 mm ball ammo were also recovered.

Furthermore, on 11 Apr 23, troops of Sector 4 Diffa (Niger) while on joint patrol with Quick Reaction Force recovered 28 cows and 200 rams from the terrorists along the Island of Kajuiwa. The troops also destroyed 5 canoes, 25 carts and set ablaze several bags of fish belonging to the terrorists.

The statement said the outgoing FC MNJTF , Maj Gen AK Ibrahim has commended the troops for welcoming the new FC with this aggressive posture and urged them to continue to dominate their areas of operation to deter the terrorists and other criminals all across the area of operations.

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Troops Arrest 8 Cameroonian Rebels Fuel Suppliers

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Troops Arrest 8 Cameroonian Rebels Fuel Suppliers

By: Zagazola Makama 

Troops of the 6 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Jalingo, Taraba State have arrested eight persons suspected to be supplying fuel to the Ambazonia rebels of Cameroon Republic unleashing terror on parts of the neighboring Francophone country.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that those arrested are: Jafaru Adamu, 32; Auwal Haruna, 34; Umar Dahiru (no age stated); Mubaraka Abdullahi, 20; Saidu Musa, 26; Bashiru Ibrahim, 18; Danlami Yahuza, 19; and Abubakar Abdullahi 19.

They were arrested by the troops on Friday, May 24 at the Nigeria/Cameroon border Kurmi market on their way to Obong in Cameroon Republic through Kurmin Baisa road, Takum LGA, Taraba State in three J5 vehicles carrying 605 Jerry cans containing 40 litres of fuel each, at the cost of N800 per litre, totalling 24, 200 litres, with a total cost of N19, 360,000.00.

On interrogation, they confessed to the crime of smuggling and selling fuel to the Ambazinia rebels who have been banned from entering Nigeria for direct purchase of fuel legally.

During preliminary investigation, they revealed the names of other members of their syndicate as: Alhaji Abdulmumin; Rabilu Zubairu; Sule Abong; and Mark Akawu, the chairman of the syndicate. 

The arrested suspects are in the custody of the 6 Brigade for discreet investigations and necessary action.

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Yobe: Police warns public property vandals to desist or face the wrath of the law

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Yobe: Police warns public property vandals to desist or face the wrath of the law

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Yobe State Police Command has placed security surveillance measures around public properties, especially electricity power distribution cables around the state.This is akin to numinous reports of vandalization of electricity power transformers distribution cables and other important edifice.

The Command succeeded and arrested one of the notorious Vandals who specialised in vandalization of electricity power distribution transformers cables in Damaturu and other nearby towns.

Thus, on 16 May 2024, at about 1300hrs personnel, of C Divisional Police Headquarters, intercepted One Saminu Garba aged, 23 years old, of Maiduguri Borno State. The suspect was arrested among two other syndicate members who evaded arrest and fled. The command has begun a swift chase to arrest them soon. The suspects, were namely : Audu Ismail and Abba Mohammed of the same state. The suspect confessed to having vandalized an electricity transformer situated at the state low-cost via Gujba Road , Damaturu. In the midnight of 16th May 2024

The Commissioner of Police, CP Garba Ahmed, warned perpetrators to desist or face the full wrath of the law while reiterating the commitment of the command relentless efforts towards untoward criminal activities in the state. However, he urges good members of the public to report suspicious activities of such types of miscreants to the nearest police station, and those who buy stolen vandalized properties stiffer sanctions will be meted out on them accordingly.

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Army troops gun down Mallam Muhammad, ISWAP Commander incharge of VBIED

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Army troops gun down Mallam Muhammad, ISWAP Commander incharge of VBIED

By: Zagazola Makama

The troops of Operation Desert Sanity III, Operation Hadin Kai have nutrialised Mallam Muhammad, ISWAP top Commander in-charge of Vehicle Bomb Improvised Explosive Device(VBEID) in Sambisa Forest.

Muhammadu was nutrialised on May 14 after the made gradual but unprecedented incursions into the insurgents’ dens in Ukuba and Njimia in Bama Local Government Area.

The terrorists kingpin operate a major fabrication workshop where he made Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device(PBVIED) Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosives Device(VBIED) Road Side Borne Improvised Explosive Device(RSBIED).

Muhammadu had sent many under age children into suicide bombing after conscripting them into believing that when they died they will go to heaven. Among those that he used as human bombs were his three children.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama that the troops also intercepted a vehicle that was already armed with explosive which was designed to target advancing troops.

Despite the obvious challenges of difficult terrain, IED threats the troops continue to maintain the momentum, remaining focused and determined to pursue and decimate the fleeing terrorists.

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