NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
August 10, 2013
The Nigerian Army, 1 Mechanised Brigade, Sokoto State, on Saturday raided a suspected hideout of insurgents at the Gidan-Igwai area of the state. The Spokesman of the Brigade, Capt. Yahaya Musa confirmed this in an interview.
“The operation was conducted as part of
the ongoing efforts to rid Sokoto State of the fleeing insurgents from the volatile areas like Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, among others.” According to him, the operation was conducted as a result of tip-off from some good Samaritans in the city and its environs.Musa said that the raid was part of a
routine operation of the army. He assured that everything would be done to ensure that the fleeing hoodlums
were arrested and thoroughly investigated.
“Sokoto is peaceful but unfortunately
insurgents from other parts of the
country are fast making it a safe haven
and we are battle-ready to dislodge
them. “The operation by the army will be sustained and intensified just like our sister security organisations are also
doing theirs nationwide.
“I cannot however confirm any fatalities as of now. But scores of arrests have been made and details will be made
available later,’’ he said. Musa commended residents for their support and cooperation and appealed to them to sustain the tempo.
Musa said that the task of ensuring
security of lives and property of
Nigerians was a collective one.