Intensive patrols and vigilance of troops have continued to yield positive results with the arrest of 33 suspected food suppliers to the Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa axis around Azir-Wajiroko road, Borno State.
They were arrested with foodstuffs meant for Boko Haram terrorists at Korode.
Director Army Public Relations, Colonel S.K. Usman, in a statement in Abuja, on Wednesday, said that nine of the 33 suspects are from Korode, five from Auma, 10 from Geargube, four from Kausautaya, four from Bulbul and one from Dolomi villages.
He disclosed that some of the suspects claimed to be traders, but did not deny buying and selling food items to the terrorists.
According to him, interrogation is still ongoing to further know the level of involvement of the suspects.
Also in a related development, troops during clearance operations of Boko Haram hideouts have discovered and successfully destroyed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by Boko Haram terrorists at Sandia village along Korode road.
He said that scores of men, women and children were rescued from the terrorists at Buduwa area along Bama axis.
The rescued persons were part of those abducted by Boko Haram terrorists at Buduwa general area in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State which was earlier occupied by the terrorists.
The Army spokesman noted that the Nigerian is trying hard to ensure safety of the rescued persons but not taking anything for granted as some of them are suspected terrorists.