We ar­rest B/Haram mem­bers daily -GOC 81 Div

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, Lagos

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.

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