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Troops Arrest Ex-Soldier Supplying Arms To Boko Haram



The Nigerian Army on Friday said that troops have arrested a dismissed soldier suspected to be supplying weapons to Boko Haram terrorists in Bauchi State.

The ex-soldier who was dismissed from 5 Brigade, Damasak was arrested on 18 July 23, at Boi in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba revealed this to press on Friday.

“On 18 July 23, troops arrested one suspected gunrunner at Boi in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State,” the Army said in its ‘Report On Joint Task Force Operational Activities as at 28 July 2023′ made available to newsmen.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was a dismissed soldier from 5 Bde Damasak. Troops recovered 2 pistols, 2 magazines and 8 rounds of 9 mm ammo.

“On the same day, troops in another operation arrested 2 suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists’ logistic suppliers at Kukareta Mkt in Damaturu LGA of Yobe State and recovered 2 mobile phones and the sum Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Sixty-Five Naira (N7,265.00) only among other sundry items.”

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