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Boko Haram Army arrests logistics elements in Borno - Statement

The underage male children were dressed in new Boko Haram uniforms.

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The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that it had arrested some suspected Boko Haram logistics elements after an operation in Dikwa, Borno.

The piece of information is contained in a statement issued by Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, in Maiduguri on Thursday.

"Following reports by some good citizens about Boko Haram terrorists activities and on hearing of very loud explosions near Dikwa on Wednesday, troops of 22 Brigade embarked on a patrol to Ajiri and Antul villages, Southeast of Dikwa along Dikwa-Gulumbagana Road.

"The patrol made contact with Boko Haram logistics elements who specialised in using the two villages as base for food storage and other logistics before moving them to Bama and then to Sambisa Forest,'' Usman said.

He said that five suspected terrorists - three adults and two minors -were arrested during the encounter.

"The underage male children were dressed in new Boko Haram uniforms.

"The troops recovered one truck, two Golf cars painted in mud, four bicycles and 3 x 5kva generating set as well as 55 bags of corn,'' Usman said.

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