Emir Reports Three Boko Haram Suspects To Military

The Nigerian Army said it had taken into custody three suspected Boko Haram terrorists handed over to it by Zurmi Emirate Council in Zamfara.

Commanding Officer, 223 Light Tank Batallion of Tactical Operation Unit, Gusau, Col. Abdullahi Adamu, said the suspects were apprehended by the local vigilante in the area.

Adamu, who displayed arms recovered from the suspects, said the three suspects had been moved to the 1 Division, Nigerian Army Kaduna for interrogation.

He said the arms recovered were AK 47 riffles, over 600 ammunitions, illicit drugs, charms and other belongings.

He said, “Based on our preliminary investigation, we discovered that the suspects may be connected to the fleeing Boko Haram members who were recently disbanded by the military from Sambisa forest of Borno state.”

NAN reports that the commander commended the emirate council and vigilantes for their efforts in arresting criminal elements in the state.

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