Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:22 pm
*More women, men rescued: Chibok schoolgirls not in sight
Nigerian troops have arrested 33 suspected food suppliers to the Boko Haram terrorists and at the same time rescued more men and women from the terrorists’ captivity.
The suspects were arrested in Damboa council area of Borno State.
A press statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said the suspects were arrested with large quantity of food stuffs meant for Boko Haram terrorists at Korode.
Although some of the suspects claimed to be traders, they did not however deny buying and selling food items to the terrorists. Interrogation is still ongoing to further unravel the level of involvement of the suspects.
In a related development, troops during clearance operations of Boko Haram hideouts, have discovered and successfully destroyed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by Boko Haram terrorists at Sandia village along Korode road.
Furthermore, more men, women and children were rescued from the terrorists at Buduwa area along Bama axis. The rescued persons were part of those abducted by Boko Haram terrorists at Buduwa general area in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State which was earlier occupied by the terrorists.