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Wife of Boko Haram leader arrested

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The teenage wife of Boko Haram factional leader, Mamman Nur, has been arrested by operatives of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.

The Borno Commandant of the NSCDC, Abdullahi Ibrahim, disclosed this at the commissioning of the newly donated equipment by the U.S Department of state on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

He explained that the teenager identified as Fatima Muhammed Kabir, was arrested recently, along with another woman, Amina Salihu at Borno Express Motor Park.

According to him, the women disclosed during interrogation that their mission was to carry out an Improvised Explosive Device attack in Maiduguri.

Ibrahim further informed that many Boko Haram members have surrendered their arms and renounced their campaign of terror, through the command’s civil approach to issues.

“More than 40 Boko Haram members have surrendered through the command. We have handed them over to the military for rehabilitation under the Operation Safe Corridor.

“We are able to convince them to surrender their arms and accept meaningful de-radicalisation and reintegration opportunity offered them by the government.

“During their stay in the command, they said they are now praying five times in a day as against when they are fighting in the forest,” he said.

He added that more than 1,000 personnel are currently deployed in the counter terrorism operations in the Northeast, along with other security agencies in the state.


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