Army Arrests Two Key Insurgents, Debunks Kukawa-Gari Massacre


The Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, said it had arrested two key members of Boko Haram sect in Geidam, Yobe State.

The spokesperson of the army, Sani Usman, a Colonel, said that two pick up vehicles were also seized from the fleeing insurgents.

He said the detained terrorists are currently being interrogated.



    Colonel Usman also said that the Nigerian Air Force is conducting air surveillance and armed reconnaissance in the area to arrest more suspects. He also debunked claims of an alleged massacre and drowning of over a hundred civilians in Kukuwa-gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, as reported in the media.

    Also, according to a statement issued by Usman, troops of 26 Task Force Brigade in Gwoza, Borno State, on Tuesday routed Boko Haram terrorists fleeing Sambisa Forest following continued aerial bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force.

    The fleeing terrorists, riding in seven vans and some motorcycles mounted with assorted weapons such as Rocket Propelled Grenades, RPG and Anti-Aircraft Guns were engaged by the Nigerian troops who raided locations in the notorious forest.

    The soldiers also destroyed the vehicles, weapons and motorcycles of the sect members. Also recovered were a vehicle, one motorcycle and two AK47 riffles and large quantities of 7.62mm NATO and 12.7mm ammunition.


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