President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to restore peace to the troubled North Eastern States, particularly Maiduguri. The Nigerian is fearlessly executing that mandate in in the theater called Operation Lafia Dole.
In a statement released by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, highlighted another major breakthrough in the Federal Government’s resolve to crack and completely dissolve the Boko Haram menace.
According to Colonel Sani, “Today at about 9.25am in the morning, troops of 120 Task Force Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade, in conjunction with local vigilantes, intercepted 5 Boko Haram terrorists logistics team at Gotumba area trying to move logistics items to suspected Boko Haram hideouts at Aluwa, using 5 donkeys.
“The terrorists on sighting the patrol team, ran and abandoned the items. However, the team pursued and killed 3 of them, while 2 escaped with gunshot wounds.
“Items recovered from them include 3 packets of Tramol, 2 packets of Lamumol, 7 packets of Really Extra, 2 packets of Viagra, 2 o of Ulgra and 14 of washing soap. Other items include 4 rolls of Klin Detergent, 2 packets razor blade and 14 packets of Maggi, half-bag of table salt, 5 bicycle tyres and tubes, as well as 2 quick patch for tubes, 1 roll of matches and 10 pairs of rubber shoes.
“The troops also recovered large quantity of potash, onions, locust beans, some quantity of rice, mats and tarpaulin.
In a related development reported by the defense headquarters, troops of 7 Division Garrison arrested one Alhaji Bulama Budu at Old Maiduguri general area.
Preliminary investigation shows that Alhaji Bulami Budu is a member of Boko Haram terrorists. He was arrested and detained at Giwa Barracks. He and other detained Boko Haram members were freed in a massive an invasion by Boko Haram terrorists of the facility where they were held captive. The event happen in March 2014.
His arrest would further lend credence to Nigerian Army investigation on the incidence about the number of casualties killed by the terrorists and those that escaped that day. He is currently being interrogated by the Joint Intelligent Committee.