The Nigeria Army on Wednesday said it had arrested about 126 suspected Boko Haram members at the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in Damboa, Borno.
Lucky Irabor, a major general, who made the disclosure while fielding questions from journalists in Maiduguri, said the suspects were flushed out during mop up operations.
Mr. Irabor said that the mop up was conducted after the Boko Haram terrorists stormed Sabon Gari area in Damboa Local Government area of the state.
“During the attack, we lost about six soldiers and equipment, some of our soldiers were also wounded.
“After the unfortunate incident, a joint operation was carried out by 3 and 125 task force brigade of the army.
“Based on intelligence report available, we learnt there was an attempt by Boko Haram to attack Damboa town and many of the insurgents have infiltrated the IDPs camp in Damboa.
“We also have an intelligent report that many of those insurgents that participated in the attack on Sabon Gari have infiltrated into the IDPs camp.
“During the raid on the camp, one of the terrorists in particular was identified to have taken part in the Sabon Gari attack.