Civilian JTF in Borno Arrest Boko Haram Members Fleeing to South West
At least five members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect have been arrested by members of the civilian JTF in Maiduguri, the Borno state.
The insurgents were arrested after attempting to board vehicles at the Kano motor park (Tashan Kano), following reports that the military was ready to reclaim Damboa town from the grip of the sect.
The Boko Haram sect had in the last few weeks taken Taken control of Damboa, where they have successfully hoisted their flag and mounted road blocks to extort money from travelers who are lucky to pass unhurt.
It was gathered that the suspects who were fleeing Damboa town to the South West and particularly Lagos, were being arrested were fleeing to Lagos, A member of the JTF said/
“We arrested 5 yesterday at Tashan Kano. I think 4 were killed and one of them who is alive is giving the soldiers information. We have stationed our boys at Tashan Journey and all the local spots where vehicles pick passengers, even along the roads and we have been succeeding,” Mamman said.
According to him, since the Boko Haram attacked Damboa and displaced the people, it is obvious that war is imminent and some of them who don’t want to be caught up are seriously leaving the area.
He said, most of them who were arrested in Maiduguri and environs were all heading to the south west. “Almost all of them said, their destination was Lagos when we arrest them.”
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