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Nigeria: Police, hunters rescue 13 abductees, more Boko Haram members surrender in Borno
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September 13, 2017 14:50:45pm GMT      |      Views: 430

On the 19/8/2017, the Area Commander Biu, reported a case of abduction of six (6) children i.e four (4) males and two (2) females. 

The Command striking unit (SARS)  and team of investigators were promptly dispatched to the area. The said deployment and the use of undercover operatives led to the arrest of five (5) persons who made confessional statements and revealed the location where the abducted children were kept.

On the 8/9/2017,through community policing partnership and networking,  the Command with local hunters and vigilante members dominated the hostage scene and after about an hour gun battle with the hoodlums in the forest, near Kumaya village in Buni Yadi general area of Yobe state, the following arrests, rescues and recoveries were made:

(A) Two (2) of the hoodlums died following injuries sustained in the gun battle.

(B) Two (2) AK47 rifles used by the hoodlums were recovered.

(C)  The six (6) earlier abducted victims were rescued .

(D)  Seven (7) other abducted persons were rescued, bringing the total number of persons rescued to thirteen (13).

Two (2) members of the search party were injured on the course of the exchange of fire.  They are, however, responding to treatment and are in stable condition. The thirteen (13) rescued victims were formally handed over to the His Excellency, Alhaji Mamman Durkwa, Deputy Governor of Borno state,  today at the Government house.


The Counter terrorism efforts of the Nigerian military, code name "Operation Safe Corridor " recorded another victory with the unconditional surrender to the police by high profile repentance  Boko Haram  terrorists.

On 10/9/2017, at about 2100hrs, the intelligence arm of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (Sars) of the command, were able to negotiate a peaceful surrender of repentant Boko Haram terrorists with their families. One Ibrahim Dala (alias Abu Ali), formerly of Kawar Mela ward, Maiduguri, an Amir (commander) of the Mamman Nur faction, along with Audu Mustapha Bukar, 'm' 20yrs and Laminu Mustapha Modu, 'm' 25yrs, all residing at Talala insurgents camp in sambisa forest, surrendered themselves unconditionally to Borno state police command. Audu Mustapha Bukar and Laminu Mustapha Modu, both of whom are from Ngallamari village, claimed to have been held hostage by the sect sometime ago and we're conscripted. Others include:

(a) Alhaji Ali 'm', 25yrs of Alagarno village

(b) Abubakar Mele 'm', 30yrs of Yasko village

(c) Modu Umar 'm', 20yrs of Bursum village

(d) Modu Maina 'm', 15yrs of Bursum village

(e) Ali Kolo 'm', 20yrs of Alagarno village

(f) Bintu Abukar 'f', 14yrs of Yasko village

(g) Falmata Abukar 'f', 15yrs of Yasko village

(h) Hauwa Ali 'f' 15yrs of Alagarno village

(i) Husam Ali 'f' 14yrs of Alagarno village.

(j) Mallam Modu 'f' 16yrs of Bursum village. While the children numbering five (5), are between the ages of 1yr to 8yrs old respectively. They have since made useful statements that will assist in the counter Insurgency campaign of the military. Presently, they're undergoing preliminary profiling preparatory to transfer to the military. 

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