Army on top: repels Boko Haram in Bornu, captures bandits in Taraba, arrests pipeline vandals in Lagos

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The Nigerian Army has recorded huge successes against many warfronts last weekend. They repeled Boko Haram attackers in Gamboru-Ngala in Borno State; captured some bandits in Taraba in Exercise Kpatuma and in Lagos raided hideouts of robbers and pipeline vandals.

Borno:

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops successfully repelled attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Gamboru-Ngala in Borno.

Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement said that one insurgent was killed while several others fled.

Chukwu said: “”troops of 3 Battalion on operation LAFIYA DOLE had successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorists’ attack at Gamboru Ngala, Borno State.

““One Boko Haram terrorist was neutralised during the encounter while other members of the group fled following a superior fire power from the troops.

“”Unfortunately, one soldier lost his life during the attack”.

Chukwu disclosed that the troops recovered one Rocket Propelled gun, seven tube, one Anti Aircraft gun, two AK 47 rifles and two empty magazines.

The army spokesman called on the people to cooperate with troops, provide useful and timely information to security agencies.

(Source: NAN)

Taraba:

The Nigerian army has arrested two armed bandits in Taraba state and recovered some ammunition from their hideouts. This was contained in a statement by the director of army public relations, Brigadier Texa Chukwu.

The statement read: “Troops of 101 Special Forces Battalion deployed in Taraba state while on patrol on 20 April 2018 raided a suspected criminal hideouts at Dogo Ruwa following a tip off. Two notorious armed bandits were nabbed during the raid.

The statement said: “Items recovered from the hide out include: One G3 rifle containing 7 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, one Pump Action rifle, one dane gun.” According to him, preliminary investigation is ongoing and the suspects would be handed over to the appropriate authority for prosecution on completion.

Brigadier Chukwu urged the public to cooperate with the security agencies by reporting any suspicious movements. You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public.

 

Lagos:

The Nigerian army on Saturday, April 21 said that it arrested 23 suspected cultists who were allegedly conducting physical training for new recruits, initiation and planning for robbery and kidnap activities.

The army also said that it arrested 15 other persons suspected to be pipeline vandals and recovered 31 jerry cans of refined petroleum products in the process. Major-Gen Enobong Udoh, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of the Nigerian army, made this known at a news conference at the 174 Battalion, Ikorodu area of Lagos.