INSURGENTS’ ATTACKS ON MUBI: SPECIAL OPERATIONS BATTALION KILL 13 INSURGENTS , LOSE A SOLDIER IN GUN BATTLE…AK47 RIFLES, IEDs AND RPGs SEIZED ; RECOVER, HAND OVER STOLEN CURRENCIES

Nigerian soldiers on duty in Adamawa State

PHOTO CREDIT: STR/EPA

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
JANUARY 14, 2014

The Army Special Operation Battalion in Mubi, Adamawa, on Tuesday handed over money, including foreign currencies recovered from insurgents that robbed the Mubi Bureau de Change, to the owners.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
recalls that on Dec. 18, about 20
insurgents attacked Mubi Central Market where they robbed the bureau de change shops.

Handing over the money to the Chairman of the operators, in Mubi, the Commanding Officer of the battalion, Lt.- Col. Beyidi Martins, said N3.5 million, 12.5 million Cameroon Francs and 50,000 Central African Republic Francs, among others, were recovered.

He said the recovery was made during a shootout that led to the death of 13
insurgents and one soldier. Martins said two wanted insurgents that had been leading attacks on Mubi were among those killed by the army during the shootout.

“The killing has neutralised the most
potent threat to Mubi,” Martins said. He lauded the support and cooperation the army received from the public, saying it played vital role in containing the insurgents.

Responding on behalf of his members, the Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Nuhu, expressed gratitude to God and the military for the situation. “This is the second time the military would be recovering our money from the insurgents. “We are very greatful to the army and pray for their continuous successes,” Nuhu said.

The Chairman of Mubi Chamber of
Commerce, Mines and Agriculture, Alhaji Abdulkadir Musa, commended the military for protecting lives and property in Mubi.

Lt.-Col. Martins also showed newsmen
some of the arms recovered from the
insurgents, comprising rocket propelled grenade, AK47 guns and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

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3 Responses to INSURGENTS’ ATTACKS ON MUBI: SPECIAL OPERATIONS BATTALION KILL 13 INSURGENTS , LOSE A SOLDIER IN GUN BATTLE…AK47 RIFLES, IEDs AND RPGs SEIZED ; RECOVER, HAND OVER STOLEN CURRENCIES

  1. Spirit says:

    Kudos to the military for this but just like the chairman of the BDC market said that “this is the second time the Army will be returning….” , he should know that BH will also be coming back soon. They have discovered a cheap source of the much needed cash ( to buy arms, train men, and finance ops), they have found a very soft target. They will definitely be back if that market is not offered a degree of protection.

  2. asorockweb says:

    Or the raiders could just be armed robbers. Armed robbers must still exist on Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, surely.

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