Photos: Troops Arrest Two More Suspected Female Terrorists

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                      (First photo by the right: Hafsat
Usman Bako who was arrested earlier in the week)
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ)
yesterday has said two more female terrorists recruiting ladies for the female
wing of Boko Haram have been arrested. One Hafsat Usman Bako has earlier been
arrested and two more women, Zainab Idris and Aisha Abubakar who have been linked to terrorism have also now been
arrested.
According to the Director of
Defence Information, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the suspects were intercepted on
their way to the dreaded Sambisa Forest. Below is a press statement released by
him.

“In the aftermath of the failed
suicide bombing attempt on a military facility by a female terrorist who blew
herself up in Gombe recently, troops have arrested three suspected female
terrorists who have been secretly recruiting ladies into the female wing of the
terrorists group.
“The suspects, Hafsat Usman Bako,
Zainab Idris and Aisha Abubakar, were intercepted while travelling to Madagali
from where they were to transit to the forest to reunite with their cohorts.
“Investigations revealed that the
suspects, led by Hafsat Bako, have the mission to recruit members into the
female wing as well as conduct espionage for the group.
“Hafsat’s link with the
terrorists group had earlier been a subject of investigation in 2012, when
security agents on a manhunt for one Usman Bako, her husband who was identified
as a terrorist, stormed their residence in Jimeta.
“This resulted in the discovery
of an AK 47 rifle and two loaded magazines. Though Usman Bako later died in an
encounter with troops in Sokoto where he had relocated to continue his
terrorist activities, Hafsat continued with the terror group specialising in
surreptitious recruitment of members into their fold.”
“The arrested three suspects were
luring ladies, especially widows and young girls, by enticing them with male
suitors who are mainly members of their terror group for marriage.
“Before their arrest, they were
on a mission to take additional briefing from the leadership of the terror
group.
“The three suspects have been
operating together as members of the intelligence team of the group. Their
arrest has yielded information still being verified by security agencies.”

Meanwhile the military says,
troops have been mobilised to all routes leading to Sambisa Forest to monitor
Boko Haram and it’s still doing all its best to safely bring back the missing
school girls alive. 

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