JTF Captures Wounded Boko Haram Insurgents.

A statement on Tuesday by the Director of Defence Information,
Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said the “captured terrorists” had also
made useful information concerning their involvements in the
insurgency in the North-East of the country while equally pleading for
forgiveness.

The statement read in part:

“Scores of wounded terrorists who escaped from various camps under the
fire of security forces have been captured in the fringes of Lake
Chad. The captured terrorists some of whom are fatally wounded are
already making useful statements to interrogators of the
Multi-National Joint Task Force. Others were captured by troops in
locations around Dikwa, Cross Kauwa, Kukawa and Alargarmo.

“In their confessions, it was revealed that some of the camps have
been disbanded following the directive of their clerics who declared
that the operation of the sect had come to an end as the mission could
no longer be sustained. The terrorists who are giving useful
information as to the locations of their remnant forces, are full of
apologies and pleas for their lives to be spared promising to
cooperate.”

The statement added that the captured terrorists said starvation had
made their violent campaigns difficult while the wounded members of
the sect could no longer access medical attention.

It said, “They confirmed that starvation was a major problem in
addition to ceaseless bombardments on the camp locations even when
they kept relocating. They also confirm that several members of the
group have been wounded and no treatment was forth coming. Troops have
continued their assault on other locations across the states covered
by the state of emergency.”

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