Some child soldiers fighting for Boko Haram have been captured by troops during an encounter with the dreaded sect.
The Nation reports that the child soldiers were among Boko Haram fighters who attacked some towns and villages in Adamawa State.
Suspected foreign mercenaries were also among those who took part in the attack.
The mercenaries were said to be ‘fair’ in complexion and do not look like Nigerians.
It is not ye ascertained where the mercenaries came from.
Troops and those displaced in Bama, Gwoza, Madagali, Michika, Marte, Gulak and Mubi have seen the mercenaries and child soldiers.
It was learnt from a source who craved anonymity that the captured child soldiers were being interrogated.
The source said: “These claims are already being investigated by the military and security agencies in order to ascertain whether they are from neighbouring countries or they were drawn from the pool of Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb(AQIM.
“So, you need to appreciate the large scale dimension which the war the troops are waging against the insurgents has taken.
“There will be a lot of intelligence gathering on the discovery in order to ascertain those behind these insurgents and sources of their arms and back-up.”
He explained that very soon, all the towns seized by the insurgents will be recaptured by the military and normalcy will be restored to these areas.
Boko Haram often armed with sophisticated weapons have been wreaking continuous havoc in the Northern states most especially Adamawa and Borno. The Ismalist group have killed thousands of innocent people in their incessant attacks.
The Nigerian military in a bid to curb Boko Haram activities were said to have killed over 40 members of Boko Haram during a fierce battle at Vimtim in Adamawa state.
About 80 Boko Haram members were reportedly killed on Tuesday night, September 9, by youths and vigilantes in Muchika and Madagali local government of Adamawa state in a bid to take over their towns back from the insurgents.