The troops of 120 Task Force Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade on Tuesday at about 10.25am intercepted 30 fleeing suspected escaping Boko Haram terrorists at Goniri, Gujba LGA, Yobe State, North East of the country.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, said the suspects comprise of 8 women and 22 children.
On preliminary interrogation, Usman said, the suspected claimed to have escaped from Boko Haram terrorists’ custody at Kafa and Abagajiri villages in Damboa LGA of Borno state.
Similarly, he said on Monday at about 2.30pm the troops also intercepted 7 women and children escaping from Boko Haram terrorists at Kamuya, Yobe State.
“They claimed that they escaped from Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout at Goropcha village, Damboa LGA of Borno State. Both sets of escapees are currently being screened and profiled by the Brigade,” he stated.