The Nigerian Army have rescued 241 women and children in a raid on two camps – at Jangurori and Bulatori villages – controlled by the Boko Haram terrorist group, also arresting 43, including one Bulama Modu, a kingpin in the area, who is an ‘Amir’ of Bulakuri.
According to Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman in a statement, the raid destroyed both camps, as the troops also rescued 241 women and children during the operation.
The terrorists were said to be abandoning their commanders and burying weapons as one Mohammed Modu led troops to where he buried his AK-47 rifle at Jangurori village.
“Apart from arms and ammunitions, bows and arrows recovered from Bulama Modu, the kingpin. He confirmed that the terrorists also gave him a horse to enhance his deadly pursuits,” the statement said.
“Similarly, the gallant troops arrested one suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Aji Gambo, at Wudla village who revealed that the Boko Haram terrorists that attacked Kirawa and Kolofata in the northern part of Cameroon were from Dara Jamel village Nigeria, where they had an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory.
“He further stated that the suicide bombers and the IED were prepared by Abdulrahaman Alkali Isa, Ba’ana Hisuba and Alkali Isa Karami, natives of Dara Jamel. He however added that the perpetrators have fled to Sumbulum village.”
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai was said to have commended them for their impressive performance thus far.