by Oge Okonkwo
A hideout suspected to be that of members of Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram at Gidan-Igwai area of Sokoto metropolis, has been raided by soldiers of the Nigerian Army.
The operation was carried out to stop the influx of rebels from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
This was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Brigade, Capt. Yahaya Musa, adding that the raid was “part of the routine operations of the Army to cleanse Nigeria of insurgency and other criminal activities.”
The Operation was a sequel to a tip off by some good Samaritans in the city and its environs.
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“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,” the spokesperson further told PREMIUM TIMES.
Mr. Musa commended residents of the city for their usual support and cooperation and explained that the task of ensuring the security of lives and property of Nigerians was a collective one.