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Special force detects location of missing aid workers, arrests Boko Haram informants

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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A special force comprising operatives of intelligence service and the military have detected the location of missing humanitarian aid workers of Action Against Hunger, AAH who were declared missing after Boko Haram terrorists ambushed their vehicle in Borno state.

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An intelligence operative told PRNigeria that the operation of special force was being coordinated by Bulama Biu, a major general, who is the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army.

According to a source, through the operation, some informants who were divulging information to the terrorists in the axis were arrested.

“The special force was able to detect the location of the humanitarian aid workers after some arrests were made.

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“You may recall that the terrorists had attacked the convoy of the humanitarian workers last Thursday (July 18, 2019) at Damasak, headquarters of the Mobbar local government area along on their way to provide life-saving assistance to individuals and families, affected by the humanitarian crisis.

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“Unfortunately the driver named Kashim Ritam  was killed while his vehicle with registration No MAG 981 AA was damaged at Zari village less than 20 kilometres from Damasak town. Some of the missing staff are Grace Taku, Ali Kayiri, Ali A Mustapha, Ali Gaya, Mallam Nuhu, Mohammed Abba Gana,” the source said.

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