Troops of the 93 Battalion of the Nigerian Army has handed over a notorious mercenary and 12 other suspected criminals to the Taraba State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, as part of efforts at ensuring safety of citizens and property in the State.
Speaking at a parliamentary session to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State, Tinubu said Nigerians will resist any attempt to plunge the country back to the dark days of military rule.
During the operations “troops recovered 3 AK 47 and 1 pump action riffles, assorted riffle magazines and 306 rounds of ammunition, tool box, deep freezer and a Toyota gun truck.”
Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, has rescued 998 Boko Haam captives from Ndufu, Muktu and Muzuri villages in Ngala, Borno State after engaging the terrorists in a fierce gun battle.
“Corrupt military officers have been able to benefit from the conflict through the creation of fake defence contracts, the proceeds of which are often laundered abroad in the UK, US and elsewhere,” Transparency International said.
A 14-year-old female suspected suicide bomber who was arrested by the Nigerian military says she was sent on the mission because she refused to marry Boko Haram fighters in the Sambisa Forest.
The Nigerian army has urged the general public to disregard the recent videos released by the Boko Haram terrorist group in which it threatened to carry out more attacks even in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
Most notable among the redeployment is Leo Irabor, who was the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the counter terrorism operation in the North East.
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have cleared Improvised Explosive Devices buried along major roads supposedly by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Eight of the suspects were said to have died on Wednesday, same day the army released to the Borno state government some of the detainees whom it said had been cleared of involvement in insurgency.