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Yobe Attack: Troops nab Boko Haram Informant, repel attack on Katarko Village



Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force OPERATION HADIN KAI, on Thursday, nabbed a notorious Boko Haram/ ISWAP carrying out espionage activities on troops in the general area of Katarko village of Yobe State.

In a statement on Thursday by Onyema Nwachukwu, Brigadier General, Director Army Public Relations, the gallant troops also repelled an attack on Katarko village.

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According to the statement, “During preliminary investigation, the informant identified as Abor Kawu confessed to have monitored and disclosed troops’ location and movements to the terrorists.

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“He also revealed that more Boko Haram collaborators were deployed in the general area to spy on the troops.

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“Following this revelation, troops of Sector 2 have been placed on red alert and effort is ongoing to unravel the network of informants within the general area.

“Commending the troops of Sector 2 for their vigilance and tenacity, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya charged them to flush out Boko Haram/ISWAP elements in the area.

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” The COAS also urged law abiding citizens to continue to avail troops with credible information to enhance their operational efficiency in order to flush out criminal elements who are concealed in the communities,” the statement added.

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