Army arrests 8 Boko Haram spies among Civilian JTF


By Ismail Auwal

The troops of the Nigerian Army have  arrested 8  members of the youth vigilante group, also referred to as Civilian Joint Task Force ( JTF) for allegedly supplying aiding activities of Boko Haram.

According to Zagazola Makama Twitter handle the suspects before their arrest actively operated as ‘terrorists intelligence’ and were involved in supplying different items including drugs, fuel, mosquito nets, noodles, among other items.

They were said to be supplying logistics and welfare items to the terrorists.

The suspects  were reportedly arrested while transacting a deal with the terrorists at a river in Yukami village in the outskirts of Banki in Bama Local Government Area.

Sources said that the  nefarious activities of the alleged terrorist collaborators, under the leadership of one Mohammed Dungus, have endangered troops on clearance operations around the fringes Banki.

The unfortunate sabotage of troops movement and position by Dungus and his cohorts made it possible for terrorists to attack the rear element of troops on patrol during operations at Gauri village on October 30.Though the attack was eventually repelled, there were  casualties.

The sources added  that investigation is however, ongoing with a view to  unravelling the network of the local collaborators, spies and other accomplices.

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