… Nabs 2 gun runners in Katsina
By Emmanuel Obisue
Nigerian troops of Operation Hadin Kai in collaboration with hybrid forces of the Civilian Joint Task Force have eliminated 32 terrorists including a top Boko Haram commander, Abu Illiya, during a raid on the terrorists camps in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
The troops, according to reports, achieved the feat during an intelligence-led agressive fighting patrols in some identified Boko Haram hideouts in Kayamari, Habasha and Yuwe villages of the state.
A statement made available over the weekend by Major General Musa Danmadami, Director of Defence Media Operations, also informed that troops of Operation Forest Sanity deployed at Danali in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State “on patrol arrested two gunrunners in a Golf vehicle at Yahaya vill near Maidabino general area”.
“Suspects on interrogation, claimed they were in search of their missing brother. Items initially recoverd from suspects include 1 x Golf vehicle, 3 x Techno Mobile Phones, 3 x ATM cards, 1 x NIN card 1 x Driver licence, transaction receipt and the sum of Sixty Four Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Naira (#64,650) Only.
“However further search on the vehicle revealed, 6 x AK 47 rifles and 27 x AK 47 magazines were discovered hidden in the vehicle. Suspects in custody for investigation,” the statement added.