Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists Captured In Lake Chad Border, Makes Useful Confessions
Scores of wounded Boko Haram members who fled from various camps under the fire of Nigeria’s security forces had been captured on the fringes of Lake Chad, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says.
Maj-.Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information said in Abuja that the captured terrorists, some of whom were seriously wounded, have made useful statements to interrogators of the Multi-National Joint Task Force.
Olukolade said that others were captured by troops in locations around Dikwa, Cross Kauwa, Kukawa and Alargarmo.
“In their confessions, it was revealed that some of the camps have been disbanded following the directive of their cleric who declared that the operation of the sect had come to an end as the mission could no longer be sustained.
“The terrorists, who are giving useful information as to the locations of their remnant forces, are full of apologies and pleas for their lives to be spared promising to cooperate.
The statement said that the terrorists confirmed that starvation was a major problem in addition to ceaseless bombardments by troops on the camp locations even when they kept relocating.
It said the terrorists also confirmed that several members of the group had been wounded with no treatment forthcoming.
According to the statement, troops have continued their assaults on other locations across the states covered by the state of emergency.
Meanwhile, curious members of the public, visiting some dislodged camps and fringes of forests such as Sambisa and others, have been warned to desist from doing so.
The statement stated that such visits would no more be condoned where operations were still ongoing.
“The general area still remains a theatre and movement remains restricted as the environment has to be cleared for safety of citizens. The public will be informed when the locations are safe enough,” the statement said.
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