Nigerian Army has confirmed that Boko Haram terrorists have killed 4 persons and abducted 4 women in Kutuva village in Borno State.
The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman confirmed the development in a statement that some elements of Boko Haram terrorists on 6 motorcycles yesterday attacked Kutuva village in which they killed 4 persons and abducted 4 women from the village.
The statement said further that, the local vigilante in Kaya mobilized immediately to the village and trailed the terrorists up to their suspected hideout located somewhere south of Sabon Garin Bale. “Sadly however, the vigilante could not trace the terrorists or the abducted women. However, effort is on going to trace and rescue them”, Usman assured.
Col. Usman said, “The vigilante did their best by engaging the terrorists, unfortunately they escaped into the bush. But the courageous vigilantes destroyed the terrorists camp and recovered all hoisted Boko Haram terrorists’ flags, 3 Fabrique Nationale, FN rifle magazines, 2 AK-45 rifle magazines and 24 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition. The vigilantes also rescued an 11 year old girl who stated that she was abducted by the terrorists from Batha village.
In a related development, a team of local vigilante in Damboa led by Sarkin Yaki Ali Gwoza intercepted some persons along Njaba road, south of Damboa town while on patrol.
The army spokesman said during preliminary interrogation, they confessed that they were Boko Haram terrorist group members that were compelled to join the insurgency against their will, and that they were on their way to Damboa to surrender to the military. They attributed their decision to give up their nefarious activities because of continued military onslaught and that life has become hard and unbearable for the terrorists generally.
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Source:: Nigerian Pilot