Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Abuja-Lokoja : Army destroys Darusalam terror camp

Men of the Nigerian Army from the 177 Battalion and the Army Records Lokoja with supports from local vigilantes have cleared the camp of Darusallam , a terror group carrying out heinous operations on the border between Kogi and Nasarawa states for over eight years .

The Chief Press Secretary to the Kogi State Governor , Onogwu Mohammed, in a statement said motorists plying the Abuja -Lokoja highway could heave a sigh of relief following the deadly blow dealt to kidnappers and criminal elements.

Darusallam camp , located at Ittu, was said to have over 2, 000 kidnappers , bandits, and Boko Haram elements that had been responsible for the kidnappings and criminal activities along the Abuja - Lokoja highway .

Mohammed said one of the suspects was shot dead while attempting to escape , adding that the operation was made possible as a result of the logistics supports of the state governor to the Nigerian Army .

He said , “ The governor ’ s support helped in no small measure in the success recorded by men of the Nigerian Army in this latest operation .

“ Between last Saturday and Wednesday about 100 persons mostly women and children were rescued and taken to Lafia while yesterday ( Saturday ) at Achara in Tawari Ward of Kogi LGA , about 180 of family members of Darusalam were rescued . ”

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