The Nigerian Army has arrested a suspected terrorist identified as Abor Kawu for spying on soldiers in Katarko village of Yobe State.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to Nwachukwu, troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai arrested the suspected insurgent and foiled an attack on the village.
The Army spokesman added that the Boko Haram member confessed to have monitored and disclosed troops’ location and movements to the terrorists.
He noted troops had been placed on red alert added that based on this revelation, adding that effort was ongoing to unravel the network of informants in the area.
“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,” the statement reads.