The 4 Special Forces Command in Doma on Monday handed over the 778 women and children of the Boko Haram terrorists recently captured by the command to the 17 affected states.
Recall that recently, the Special Forces Command, in a joint operations with other security operations, bursted the camps of the terrorists and captured 778 women and children of the terrorists in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The Commandant of Special Forces Command, Major General MG Ali, officially handed over the captured relations of the terrorists to governors of the affected states at the command headquarters in Doma, Nasarawa State.
The Special Forces Commandant gave a break down of the 178 persons captured during the operations to include 86 women and 232 children from Niger State; 20 women, 64 children from Kano; 15 women, 42 children from FCT; 13 women, 26 children from Katsina; and 20 women, 43 children from Sokoto State.
Others, acccording to Major General Ali include Kebbi State with two women and seven children; Kogi State, 15 women and 31 children; Kaduna State, 12 women and 16 children; Bauchi State four women and 12 children and Borno State with seven women and 18 children.
He also gave others captured by the Special Forces Command as seven women and 22 children from Adamawa State; three women and 9 children from Zamfara; eight women and 11 children from Nasarawa; three women and four children from Jigawa; two women and seven children from Gombe; five women and 11 children from Kwara as well as one woman only from Yobe.
Speaking while handing over the captured terrorist’s family to the affected state governors, the 4 Special Forces Command Commandant said the operation was nicknamed “Operation Nut Cracker.”
He said, “‘Operation Nut Cracker’ is being conducted to clear Ugya and Panda forests, Uttu and contagious hills in Nasarawa State.
“Other areas of interest include Zagana, Makpa, Agbuchi and Barada in Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Major General Ali explained that the operation came in the heels of several complaints of killings, kidnapping for ransom, abduction for slavery and sex wives, cattle rustling amongst other banditry acts.
Acccording to him, “the Boko Haram terrorists in North Central Region over the years have been using these villages as camps to unleash mayhem on victims along Okene – Lokoja road, Lokoja – Abaji road as well as Toto – Umaisha road.
“They also use same camps from where they terrorise people in contagious villages, there by making social and economic activities also non-existing in the general area.”