Ex-Soldier In Bauchi Arrested For Selling Weapons to Boko Haram


Ex-Soldier In Bauchi Arrested For Selling Weapons to Boko Haram

Ex-Soldier In Bauchi Arrested For Selling Weapons to Boko Haram. In a significant stride in the relentless battle against insurgency and illicit arms trafficking, the Nigerian Army has reported a successful operation resulting in the apprehension of a suspected gunrunner and two individuals believed to be logistic suppliers for Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists. These operations unfolded on July 18, 2023, in Bauchi and Yobe States.

As detailed in the Army’s ‘Report On Joint Task Force Operational Activities,’ the suspected gunrunner was captured in Boi, situated within the confines of Bogoro Local Government Area in Bauchi State. Subsequent investigations revealed that the detainee was a dismissed soldier previously associated with the 5th Brigade in Damasak. The operation yielded a significant haul, including two pistols, two magazines, and eight rounds of 9 mm ammunition.


On the same day, another operation culminated in the arrest of two individuals suspected of providing logistical support to the infamous Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists. These arrests occurred at Kukareta Market, nestled within Damaturu Local Government Area in Yobe State. In addition to the detainees, security forces also confiscated two mobile phones and the sum of Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Sixty-Five Naira (N7,265.00), alongside various other miscellaneous items.

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These operations underscore the ongoing dedication of the Joint Task Force in combatting terrorism and insurgency within the region. The Nigerian Army continues to labor tirelessly to uphold peace and security in the affected regions, with these recent detentions underscoring their determination to stem the tide of illegal arms trafficking and disrupt the activities of terrorist organizations.

The apprehended suspects are presently in custody, where they will undergo rigorous interrogation to extract further information about their networks and involvement in criminal activities. The weapons and items confiscated during the operations will serve as crucial evidence in supporting legal proceedings against the accused individuals.

The Nigerian Army calls upon citizens to remain vigilant and collaborate with security forces by promptly sharing information that may contribute to the suppression of terrorism and criminal acts in the nation. The fight against insurgency is a collective endeavor, and through unity, the nation can achieve enduring peace and stability.

Channels Television remains dedicated to closely monitoring the situation and will furnish updates as new developments come to light.

The information in this report is derived from the Nigerian Army’s ‘Report On Joint Task Force Operational Activities’ as of July 28, 2023, and is subject to further developments and updates.

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