Troops Arrest Female Boko Haram Recruiter

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By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri

The Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, said troops have arrested a suspected female Boko Haram member who engages in recruitment of youth into the deadly sect.

He disclosed this in a statement on Sunday which was available to newsmen. He said that Troops have arrested Zainab Usman who is suspected to be the wife of a logistics supplier to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters, was apprehended in the Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State.

According to Iliyasu: “the Joint Tactical Team deployed to Borno and Yobe states apprehended a Boko Haram female recruiter, one Zainab Usman at Modu Sulemri area of Abujan Talakawa Ward of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council in Borno State.”

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He further said this was as the Army said the troops also foiled a planned attack on an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Gamboru-Ngala Local Government Area of the state, by suspected terrorist elements.

He, therefore, said the Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a wife of Alai Usman, a high profile Islamic State West Africa Province logistics supplier.

The suspect is believed to be in contact with other high profile Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province Commanders, helping them to recruit young fighters,” Iliyasu said.

He assured that Ngala operation, he stated that: “In tune with their recently declared resolve to sustain their efforts until all the remnants of another criminal Boko Haram/ISWAP are completely fished out.

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“The troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have thwarted the nefarious plans of the insurgents to attack some soft targets in Gamboru Ngala with a view to demonstrating their resilience which is clearly,” said.

CP: Aljazera

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