We arrest B/Haram members daily -GOC 81 Div
The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj-Gen. Isidore Edet, has said the division arrests suspected members of Boko Haram on a daily basis.
The GOC said this yesterday at the Inter Denominational Service organised to commemorate the Nigerian Army Celebration Day at Saint Charles Lwanga Catholic Church in Ikeja Cantonment, but did not state the number of suspected Boko Haram members that had so far been arrested.
He said, ‘’Almost on a daily basis, we arrest Boko Haram members that flee into Lagos and Ogun, just like they flee to other places. They have seen that the war is being won so they are running. Initially they deny when we ask them questions, but when we probe further, they start revealing where they fought, how they killed soldiers, how they detonated bombs in post offices, and so on. ‘By this, we do what we need to do by sending them to the higher authorities to do what the laws and the constitution of Nigeria says should be done.’’
The GOC said the officers and soldiers in the Army should be thankful to God for witnessing another Army celebration day, adding that many colleagues had died during the fight against Boko Haram.