The Nigerian Army on Thursday said troops of sector 2 Joint Task Force have arrested a suspected Boko Haram informant, Abor Kawu, spying on the soldiers in Katarko village of Yobe State.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement, said that the suspect confessed to monitoring and disclosing activities of the troops to Boko Haram terrorists.
Nwachukwu added that based on this revelation, troops had been placed on red alert, stating that effort was ongoing to unravel the network of informants in the area.
He further said the troops thwarted an attack on the village.
The statement was titled, ‘Troops nab Boko Haram informant’.
It partly read, “Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai have today, Thursday, July 8, 2021, nabbed a notorious Boko Haram/ISWAP carrying out espionage activities on troops in the general area of Katarko village of Yobe State. The gallant troops also repelled an attack on Katarko village.
“During preliminary investigation, the informant identified as Abor Kawu confessed to have monitored and disclosed troops’ location and movements to the terrorists. He also revealed that more Boko Haram collaborators were deployed in the general area to spy on the troops.
“Following this revelation, troops of Sector 2 have been placed on red alert and effort is ongoing to unravel the network of informants within the general area.”