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Boko Haram Fuel And Food Supplier Nabbed In Borno

A suspected supplier of fuel and food to the Boko Haram terrorists group was trapped in Daban Shata area Baga, Borno State, Hausa service of the BBC reports.

The military intelligence had been trailing unnamed suspect till he was eventually nabbed trapped in the early hours of yesterday.

In another development, hundreds of traumatised women and children rescued from Boko Haram told Hausa service of the BBC that they have suffered at the hands of the terrorist group while on captive.

Nearly 700 kidnap victims have been freed from Boko Haram’s stronghold in the northeastern Sambisa Forest since Tuesday, with the latest group of 234 women and children liberated last week.

Initial indications are that none of more than 200 schoolgirls snatched from their school dormitories in Chibok town in April 2014 were among the three groups released this week.

It is not known how many people Boko Haram has abducted, but Amnesty International estimates the insurgents has taken more than 2,000 women and girls captive since the start of 2014.

Boko Haram is thought to have killed thousands of people, but troops alongside neighbouring armies from Chad, Cameroon and Niger have won back swathes of territory from the terrorist group in the past couple of months.

NEMA resumes intervention in Borno IDP camps

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that it had resumed weekly supply of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno, following the successful conduct of the 2015 general polls.

Some-female-IDP’s-receiving-relief-package-by-NEMA-at-Gulak.The NEMA North East Coordinator, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar stated this at the end of a stakeholders meeting in Maiduguri.

Kanar explained that the agency had suspended its operations during the polls to avoid politicisation.

“We had to stay back for a while, because a number of polling units were located at the camps.

“We do not want to be involved in the politics at the camps during the elections,” he said.

Kanar said that although NEMA continued to provide essential materials at the camp even during the polls without any noise.

“Although we rushed in to provide some materials at the Lamisla Primary School to the IDPs from Northern Borno who were displaced few days to the election.

“We felt that the best thing was to suspend large scale distribution of relief materials to avoid politicisation,” he added.

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