Thirteen suspected fighters of Boko Haram have been arrested in the Borgu local government area of Niger State.

The suspected Boko Haram members had attempted to attack the military cantonment at Wawa in the state. Six of the suspects were apprehended at a farmland in Wawa. Two of the suspected terrorists were arrested in Wawa town and five others at Gada Oli on the outskirts of Wawa town while trying to escape to the border of Nigeria and Benin Republic.

It was learnt that some of the terrorists had escaped through Mokwa and New Bussa area after the attack on Wama military cantonment on Saturday.

The military had engaged the group last Saturday during the attempted attack on the cantonment, killing eight and arresting three of the commanders.

Some of the terrorists had fled through different directions following intense military action by the army and the airforce from the Air Force Base New Bussa.

The spokesman of Borgu Emirate, Muhammad Kabir while speaking on the development said, “In reference to the attack of Wawa Military Barrack by terrorists which is followed by unrest in some of our communities, the Emirates council convene a security meeting today 31/10/2022 (Monday) and resolved that there will be curfew i.e. movement will be allowed from 6 am to 9 pm, an effect from 9 pm today.

“All major markets will be suspended till further notice. But you can pick your daily needs in the market around you within the time frame, house to house and street hawking is banned.”

He said the emirate also resolved that cars and motorcycles must obtain their number plate or risk seizure while all motor-cycles riders must wear their reflective vest for proper identification.

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