Benue volunteer guard arrest five Boko Haram members.

The newly formed Benue State Community Volunteer Guards have nabbed five suspected foreign fighters known as Amazonian fighters and linked to Boko Haram.

The suspects were arrested at about 3 pm on Monday at Jato Aka roundabout near a drinking joint in Kwande local government area of the state.

The names of the suspects were given as; Stanley Vincent 25yrs, OJONG David, NJEKE Ronaldo 42yrs, NGUM Nelson Emmanuel and OBEM Tabel Samuel 26yrs.

According to the statement issued by the Security Adviser, Lt Col Paul Hemba retd, security one of the suspects, Stanley was discovered during interrogation to have disguised to be personnel with the Nigerian Army, serving at Ojo, Lagos State.

He said Stanley added, that he was assigned by his boss to come and escort them to Cameroon. However, his identity card was not found on him, a development that triggered suspicion on those suspects.

On 22nd August, 2022 about 1500 hours at Jato Aka Roundabout, near DZOHO Aondofa Drinking Joint, Kwande LGA, BSCVG arrested Five (5) Ambazonian Fighters suspected to have had linked with not only Boko Haram but also Ambazonians fighting the Republic of Cameroon for years. The names of the suspects were.

Further checks revealed that chemical weapons which carry a labels β€˜DANGER’, Military Uniform, charms, and undisclosable number of ammunitions were found on the Amazonians who further disclosed to have stayed at Agogo Hotel, Jato Aka, for a period of six (6) months uninterruptedly, a hotel owned by one Dooorun AGOGO, the statement read in parts.

The Security Adviser said that the suspects had been handed over to police in Adikpo, headquarters of Kwande local government.

Hemba further said in the statement that the criminal activities of the suspects might not be unconnected to armed robbery and kidnapping incidences which had occurred in the council area in the past six (6) months.

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