Troops of the Nigerian Army, Saturday said it captured a suspected Boko Haram spy, Modu Chari while transiting along Cross Kauwa in the northern region of Borno State.
Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri. He said the suspect was on an espionage mission when he was arrested. He added that investigations indicated that Chari was an active member of the Al Barnawi faction of the terrorist group.
Nwachukwu said the troops also killed seven Boko Haram members in separate ambushes in the state. He added that firearms were recovered in multiple encounters with the fleeing terrorists on April 13.
He said the troops also killed two insurgents fleeing from military onslaught in Sambisa Forest at Kusheri-Ardodam, along Magumeri adding that two AK 47 rifles, three magazines and 18 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO type ammunition were recovered.
The army spokesperson revealed that the troop neutralised two insurgents in an ambush along a remote track in Mafa, recovering one AK 47 rifle, two magazines and a bicycle in the process.
In another ambush, he said three fleeing insurgents were killed by troops at Multe-Lawanti, South of Furfur in Damboa, Borno, and recovered one AK 47 rifle, three motorcycles, two bicycles, spanners and dresses.
“The ferocity of the ongoing Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Operations to rid the North-East of Boko Haram hideouts and enclaves has further suffocated the terrorist group hence they resorted to suicide attacks on innocent civilians,” he said.