Army Hands Over 778 Captured Boko Haram Family Members To 16 Northern State Governors For Rehabilitation

By Chinenye Festus:-
Boko Haram terrorists in the North Central region were said to have established camps in Nasarawa and Kogi communities over the years, from where they unleash mayhem on victims along Okene-Lokoja, Lokoja-Abaji, and Toto-Umaisha roads, and they have made social and economic activities in the area almost non-existent.
Recently a joint military operation codenamed “Operation Nut Cracker” was carried out by the Army, Nigeria Air Force, Nigeria Navy, the Nigeria Police Force as well as the Department of State Service which led to the capture of the terrorists’ family members from Uttu community in Toto LGA of Nasarawa State.
On Monday, August 31, the Nigerian Army handed over 778 family members of Boko Haram terrorists captured in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state to governors of 16 northern states for rehabilitation.
The handover was done by Maj.-Gen. Moundhey Ali, Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the command headquarters in Doma, Nasarawa state.
“I, therefore, present to you these captured 778 women and children, family members of Boko Haram terrorists that came from 17 states of the nation who have decided to terrorise this nation,” he said.
According to the commander, the operation as directed by the Chief of Army Staff followed several complaints of killings, kidnapping for ransom, abduction for slavery, and cattle rustling among others in the region.
He stated further that the objective of the raid is to clear out terrorists and bandits camps in Ugya, Panda, and Uttu forests and contiguous hill in Nasarawa state, as well as Zagana, Makpa, Agbuchi, and Barada in Koton Large LGA, Kogi state.
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