1,400 Boko Haram suspects in detention – Irabor

Must Read

Wet Season Farming: FG to distribute farm inputs to farmers

The Federal Government says it will soon commence the distribution of agricultural inputs to Nigerian farmers for...

COVID-19: NCDC records 1 death, 44 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported one more death in the past 24 hours, bringing...

Attack on Abia INEC office needless, says Orji Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has condemned the attack on Independent National Electoral...
By Yahaya Wakili with agency reports
 
The Nigeria Army has said that no fewer than 1,400 suspected Boko Haram members arrested by the military are undergoing investigation at its detention facility.
 
Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the outgoing Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, said this during a handover at the army command headquarters in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
 
Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru took over from Irabor who was posted to serve as the Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
Irabor said a sizable number of the terrorists were intercepted; some were arrested while some willingly surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
 
“Investigation is still ongoing and I can assure you that many of the terrorists have owned up that “they actually took part in the activities of Boko Haram.
 
“They are still undergoing process of de-radicalisation as part of the efforts to fully reintegrate them into becoming meaningful citizens.
 
“On how many we have taken to court, I can only tell you that we are collaborating with the Ministry of Justice to commence that process.
 
Irabor said the army had recorded remarkable progress in the fight against Boko Haram in the last one year and had continued to work tirelessly to conclude the operation.
“In the past, a lot of operations were conducted and we had related some of them to you. We had strived in ensuring that peace returned to the North-East.
 
“I urge the new theatre commander that it should be sustained.
 
“Boko Haram has done no good to anyone. Your life, my life and that of average Nigerian’s, officers and soldiers must not be at stake.
 
“So, we as responsible citizens have a role to play in bringing new ideas and innovations to deal with the new tactics of Boko Haram.”
 
Responding, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru urged the Nigeria media to continue to give its support to the military to enable it to win the war against Boko Haram.
 
Attahiru said it required a multifarious approach to win the war against insurgency; the command would continue to collaborate with relevant stakeholders and the civil society to win the war.
 
“The command would also open Human Right Desk at the Division where cases of erring officers and soldiers are reported and treated”, he said.
Advertisement
 
 
The Nigeria Army says no fewer than 1,400 suspected Boko Haram members arrested by the military are undergoing investigation at its detention facility.
 
Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the outgoing Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, said this during a handover at the army command headquarters in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
 
Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru took over from Irabor who was posted to serve as the Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
Irabor said a sizable number of the terrorists were intercepted; some were arrested while some willingly surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
“Investigation is still ongoing and I can assure you that many of the terrorists have owned up that “they actually took part in the activities of Boko Haram.
 
“They are still undergoing process of de-radicalisation as part of the efforts to fully reintegrate them into becoming meaningful citizens.
 
“On how many we have taken to court, I can only tell you that we are collaborating with the Ministry of Justice to commence that process.
Irabor said the army had recorded remarkable progress in the fight against Boko Haram in the last one year and had continued to work tirelessly to conclude the operation.
 
“In the past, a lot of operations were conducted and we had related some of them to you. We had strived in ensuring that peace returned to the North-East.
 
“I urge the new theatre commander that it should be sustained.
“Boko Haram has done no good to anyone. Your life, my life and that of average Nigerian’s, officers and soldiers must not be at stake.
 
“So, we as responsible citizens have a role to play in bringing new ideas and innovations to deal with the new tactics of Boko Haram”, he added.
 
Responding, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru urged the Nigeria media to continue to give its support to the military to enable it to win the war against Boko Haram.
 
Attahiru said it required a multifarious approach to win the war against insurgency; the command would continue to collaborate with relevant stakeholders and the civil society to win the war.
 
“The command would also open Human Right Desk at the Division where cases of erring officers and soldiers are reported and treated”, he said.
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Wet Season Farming: FG to distribute farm inputs to farmers

The Federal Government says it will soon commence the distribution of agricultural inputs to Nigerian farmers for...

COVID-19: NCDC records 1 death, 44 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported one more death in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths...

Attack on Abia INEC office needless, says Orji Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has condemned the attack on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia...

Eid-el-Fitr: Northern governors urge prayers, peace

The Northern Governors Forum has called for more prayers for the unity, peace and progress of the nation, as Muslim faithful mark...

Eld el-Fitr: Ondo residents will feel our presence everywhere – police

Ondo State Police Command has assured residents of the state of adequate security during and after Eid el-Fitr celebration.
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -