By Citizens Platform
The Nigerian Army, on Saturday raided the Boko Haram shelter at Gidan-Igwai area of Sokoto, in a bid to curb the migration of the Boko Haram sect members who are on the run from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states currently under a state of emergency.
According to the spokesperson of the 1 Brigade, Captain Yahaya Musa, “the operation was conducted as part of the ongoing efforts to rid Sokoto State of the fleeing insurgents from the volatile states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.”
The operation was sequel to a hint given by the locals, with Capt. Musa adding that the raid was “part of the routine operations of the Army to cleanse Nigeria of insurgency and other criminal activities.”
He said: “Sokoto is peaceful, unfortunately insurgents from other parts of the country are fast making it a safe haven and we are battle-ready to dislodge them. The operation by the army would be sustained and intensified just like our sister security organisations are also doing theirs, nationwide.
“I cannot however confirm any fatalities as at now but scores of arrests have been made whose details would be made available later.”
Capt. Musa expressed gratitude to the residents of the city for their usual support and cooperation, noting that the task of ensuring the security of lives and property of Nigerians is a collective one.
Source: Citizens Platform
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