486 Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Arrested By The Army In Abia

Army authorities at the 144 Battalion, Asa in Ukwa West local government of Abia state on Sunday arrested 486 persons suspected to be insurgents from some northern states.

State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Eze Chikamnayo disclosed this on Monday, while briefing newsmen at the military base in Asa on the arrest.

The Commander in-charge of the battalion, Lt.-Col. Rasheed Omolori, who was at the press briefing, also confirmed the arrest. He however declined to give further details, saying that report of the arrest had been forwarded to Army headquarters Abuja.

The commissioner explained that the suspects were moving in a motorcade of 35 Toyota Hummer buses when they were intercepted at about 2.00am on Sunday, adding that two buses escaped arrest.

Both the suspects and the impounded vehicles were being detained at the Army base in Asa. The registration numbers of the vehicles included: Jigawa RNG 98XA; Osun RLG 176XA; Kano AF 411 DAL; Lagos BDG 487 XK; Abuja EP 86 ABC and Bauchi ZAK 48 XA, among others.

According to Chikamnayo, the information commissioner, the convoy of the suspected insurgents was truncated by the Army between Arungwa Junction and Imo Gate (Abia/Rivers boundary), along the Port Harcourt – Enugu Expressway.

He explained that preliminary investigations by the army showed that the suspects, aged 16 years and above, came from Kano, Taraba and Jigawa.

Although the real mission of the suspects was not known immediately, Chikamnayo, said that further investigation would help to unravel the true mission of the suspects who, he said, claimed to be traveling to Port Harcourt “to look for work”.

“The movement is suspicious,” he said, wondering how the long motorcade traveled the long distance from the north to the east before being intercepted.

He commended the army and other security agencies in the state for being alive to their responsibility and urged their counterparts in other states to rise to the challenge, in view of the spate insecurity in the country.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Our God,the true God is not asleep.boko will never succeed in the south east,may jehova forbid.the army in abia are doi ng great job.thats how boko pple move,in groups.we ar waiting to get more good news of boko arrest.God bless our soldires

  2. SO THERE IS NO WORK FOR THEM TO DO IN D NORTH? HOW CAN 16 YR OLD BOY B LOOKING FOR JOB? MUST IT B IN D EAST? PLS HAND THEM OVER TO MASSOB.

  3. ITS TIME TO DEFINE D MEANING OF N.I.G.E.R.I.A EIGHTER IN PEACE OR PIECES. EIGHTER WE USE GUN OR MATCHET OR HOE OR BOMB OR KNIFE OR OR BOW OR CUTLAS OR… BUT REMEMBER WE IGBOS MUST USE DAVIDS CATERPULT.

  4. See what the Northerners are doing to themselves. Untill they all join to cleanse their territory and make it peaceful, every Northerner will soon be designated enemy (terrorist).

  5. those pple that u are barking u cought are innoncent pple. If they are Boko haram member which kind of rifles have u cought them with? Just say u are planning something toward Notherners. So u have to know God is looking after u.

  6. If at all they were terrorists(boko) on a classified mission as par say why then travel on a convoy….? there isn’t any truth in this info.

  7. If at all they were terrorists(boko) on a classified mission as par say why then travel on a convoy….? there isn’t any truth in this info. the federal government should Provide adequate security for the people in the region to avoid disintegration…

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