Army arrests 24 suspected Boko Haram members

The Otaru of Auchi kingdom, Alhaji Aliru Momoh on Monday said 24 suspected Boko Haram members in the community have been arrested by the Nigerian Army.

While speaking in his palace, he said the commandant of the Nigeria Army School of Engineering, NICOHO informed him of the arrest of the suspected insurgents in his palace.

“Shortly before you came, I had audience with the commandant.

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 “He informed me about what they are doing and the arrest of some 24 suspected members of Boko Haram operating under the guise of Fulani herdsmen in the community,’’ he said.

The Otaru said added, “The commandant also informed me that the suspects would be transferred to Benin’’.

He said the “issue of security needs careful planning and execution’’.

The Otaru described the activities of the herdsmen as worrisome.

“We have asked farmers, especially the women, to stop going to the farms for now.

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“We gave them some grants to enable them to engage in petty trading in the mean time, to avoid the incessant attacks on them.

“The traditional council is collaborating with the army, security agencies, and some vigilance groups, and we have recently incorporated the hunters to help to evolve lasting solutions to the problem,’’ he added.

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