Troops arrest Boko-Haram informant, repel attack in Yobe

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force OPERATION HADIN KAI, arrested a Boko Haram/ ISWAP informant who discloses troops movements to terrorists Katarko village of Yobe state.

A statement issued Thursday by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said troops also repelled an attack by terrorists on Katarko village.

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

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

“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 commuities.”