Troops of the 21 Armored Brigade have neutralized a Boko Haram market in Bama Local Council of Borno State.
They also attacked and neutralized another market, known as ‘Daula’ and killed six terrorists managing it.
Counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, said, yesterday, in Maiduguri: “Troops, in collaboration with the Civilian JTF, stormed an illegal market at Bararam village,” noting that the terrorists were trading in food items, including maize, beans, salt, seasoning cubes and used clothes. Other items traded in the market include drugs and petrol.
“Upon the sighting of troops, the terrorists opened rapid fire,” he said, but they were quickly engaged and destroyed.
He stated that the troops also captured Boko Haram logistics suppliers and collaborators and retrieved some weapons.
The suspects have been handed over to the Brigade headquarters in Bama for proper investigation.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, yesterday, donated 39 vehicles to security agencies and traditional rulers.
While donating the vehicles, the governor said the gesture was to enable security agencies to execute routine operations in the state.
Sule stated that the state was recently alarmed of a possible attack by terrorists, but the government acted on the information and closed down public schools across the state to curtail attacks.
His words: “Recently, we had so many covert operations by the security agencies, vigilantes, our hunters and the good people of various communities helping our security agencies. We just concluded operations in Awe Local Council and we are going to commence operations in other places.
“We are going to continue to work with security agencies in most of these areas. We thank the security agencies and traditional rulers for their continued support because no operation is carried out without the knowledge of traditional rulers, religious leaders and community leaders.”
MEANWHILE, the reconciliatory committee organized by the governor to settle embattled aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election, have submitted their report.
While presenting the report, the Chairman of the committee, Hassan Liman (SAN), stated that the committee met with over 95 per cent of the aggrieved members and expressed hope that if the report is fully executed, it would help the party retain power.
Receiving the report, Sule appreciated the committee for the sacrifice in ensuring that all aggrieved members of the party were reached.
He pledged to ensure that the recommendations in the report are implemented to the letter, imploring party supporters to stay calm, as campaigns will soon kick-start.