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Photos: Boko Haram Tailors, Mechanics & Carpenters Leaders Surrender To Nigerian Troops

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Photos: Boko Haram Tailors, Mechanics & Carpenters Leaders Surrender To Nigerian Troops

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May 8, 2016 – Pictures: Boko Haram Tailors, Mechanics & Carpenters Leaders Surrender As Nigerian Troops Carry Out Final Operation Crackdown

Troops of 26 and 223, Battalions, Army Headquarters Strike Group and Armed Forces Special Forces have continued offensive operations in furtherance of Operation CRACKDOWN. The troops have cleared remnants of Boko Haram in Izza and Njima general area.

“Although they did not encounter any Boko Haram terrorists, there were noticeable fresh footprints, motorcycle and bicycle tyre marks in the seemingly abandoned places.

However, the troops came across and recovered 8 abandoned vehicles belonging to Boko Haram terrorists.

“The advancing troops also cleared all Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts along the way including their camps at Bula Buba and its environs where they recovered 1 Hilux, 1 Canter truck, 15 AK-47 rifle magazines, a 60mm High Explosive Bomb, 200 G3 rifle magazines, 3 Browning Machine Gun tripod stands and a 60mm mortar bipod stand.

“Other recoveries include several metal links of 7.62mm (NATO) and ammunitions.
“In their area of operations, troops of 121 Task Force Battalion today, intercepted 35 civilians comprising 6 men, 7 women, 7 males minors and 15 minor females who claimed to be coming from Balaganje village.

“However, preliminary investigation reveals that they had been living in Balaganje as captives by Boko Haram terrorists who threatened to kill them if they attempt to escape. They are being investigated further.

“In a related development, quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists have continued to surrender. Yesterday, out of 16 male adults that came along with their families to troop’s from Balazala and Ahamdaga Makaranta villages in the Dure district, 7 of them confessed to be Boko Haram terrorist members.

“However, on proper interrogation, the suspects confirmed to be Boko Haram terrorists with some of them having specialized trade and status.

“Three of them were Ameers (leaders) in the Boko Haram terrorist group’s hierarchy; for instance, Hamidu Buba was found to be the Ameer (leader) of tailors, while Musa Buba is Ameer of mechanics and Ali Idrissa, an Ameer of carpenters.

“The others confessed to be “Rijan” (fighters) adding that they have participated in various Boko Haram attacks on so many villages and towns. They further stated that the ongoing crackdown operation is really taking its toll on them as they can barely survive.

“As a matter of fact, they confessed that they were all fed up with the situation which has become worse as a result of Operation CRACKDOWN. They also stated that the Boko Haram terrorists have ran out of food and they now survive on roots and unripe mangoes. They also said 2 of their members sent for food were killed at Frigi crossing point some days earlier by troops, (you may recall that we reported the military’s ambush at the crossing point).

“The troops of 122 Task Force Battalion injunction with some elements of 26 Task Force Brigade on receipt of information from some escapees, embarked a clearance patrol to Fadagwe Muni, along Yamtake-Gwoza road. On sighting the troops, the suspected Boko Haram terrorists fled and left behind an abducted 16 year old female cripple.

“The terrorists also abandoned large stock of grains stored in underground pit. Other items recovered include grinding machine, 2 tricycles and 1 photographs printer. The troops nevertheless pursued the fleeing insurgents and killed some of them.

“Similarly, troops of 121 Task Force Battalion also conducted clearance operation at Kadera Dam and Anguwar Fulani, while troops of 192 Battalion that conducted similar operation to Guduf, Nagadio, Duma and Kusarha.

“The Boko Haram terrorists ran to the top of the mountains and they were engaged heavy mortar fire.
The 7 Division and its supporting elements has also intensified the clearance and rescue operations deep inside Sambisa forest. On Friday, they had encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Alafa in which they cleared all the terrorists hibernating there.

“The troops in various axis have continued to exploit further till they accomplish the mission of Operation CRACKDOWN.

“In a related development, vigilant 7 Division Garrison, have arrested 2 suspected Boko Haram terrorists fuel suppliers with 2 Golf Volkswagen vehicles with registration numbers Borno MAG-112XA and Borno AA739-KBG.

“They were arrested at NNPC Mega Filling Station, along Damboa Road, Maiduguri.
“The two suspected Boko Haram terrorists modified the booth of their cars with constructed tanks to take in more fuel for their accomplices hiding in the forests. One of the reconstructed tanks contained 150 litres of petrol, while the other was empty.

Both suspects have been handed over to the Joint Intelligent Centre for further interrogation.”



  1. Omokehinde

    May 8, 2016 at 1:47 AM

    The war against devilish Boko Haram terrorists is gradually coming to an end, the terrorists have suffered many defeats and great setbacks in 11 months of PMB admistration than prior six years of unleashing terror of innocent Nigerian people in the Northeast region. I want to congratulate our military for stepping up attacks on those animals in human body. The war will be won very soon. To God be all the glory.

  2. fifelomo

    May 8, 2016 at 2:39 AM

    Good news. Thank God for the operation “CRACKDOWN” Book haram days are gradually coming to an end. Weldone gallant soldiers.

  3. Metu Nyetu

    May 8, 2016 at 4:02 AM

    The headlong manner that Buhari is dealing with this evil that has plagued Nigeria for eons is highly commendable. As far as Boko Haram is concerned, Nigerians will remember the diff between Buhari and his predecessor the way they remember the diff between day and night. This is what GEJ failed to do, playing politics with human lives, and that dealt him the blow out of office in 2015.

  4. pretty

    May 8, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    Buhari is boko haram so everything will soon be okay bcos he’s the one behind all of this.Bokobuhari

  5. Maryf

    May 8, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    My happiness is that soon, there will be no more Boko Haram. Kudos to our armies.

  6. Sharon stone

    May 8, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Nice one

  7. p.a salami

    May 8, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    This barbaric evil killers has killed millions innocent people taking their lives nothing to say about this justice must be done ASAP do not keep them in prison they do not deserve it they will be eating and consuming Nigeria resourses
    justice deny justice delay get rid of them with others already in prison from Boko haram members

  8. D Hunter

    May 9, 2016 at 4:50 AM

    Excellent exploits from our gallant soldiers there, Kudos.

    But as the Crackdown is about to send the first set of boko harams into extinct, Another set of boko haram more deadly with a branded name has just emerged.

    They are called “fulani herdsmen“ untill this set of people are completely put in check or out of the society, we are not yet safe from wantom killings, intimidations, supressions, molestation.

    With this set of terrorist around, Farmers are not free to go to about thier normal business as usual again. And if this sort of assault continues, it spelt danger, hunger and starvation for the Nation.

    Take away your Cows, and let me have my Yams, Cassava, Maize, Rice, Beans, Guinea corn, Millet, Fruits and Vegetables etc…

    I take a stroll…

  9. sola olaniyi

    May 9, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    Job well done..

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