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No Boko Haram Recruits: Nigerian Army Responds To Enugu Barracks Killing Accusations



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The Nigerian Army has denied the allegations circulating on social media that it had enlisted repentant Boko Haram insurgents into its ranks, News About Nigeria reports.

The denial came following the publication of a report on April 13, 2024, titled “Repented Boko Haram Member Enlisted into Nigerian Army slits Woman’s throat in Enugu Barracks, Hides Corpse.”

In an official statement by the director of Army Public Relations, Major Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Nigerian Army (NA) stated that it has never incorporated repentant Boko Haram members into its forces, dismissing the online report as misleading and mischievous.

“The attention of the Nigerian Army (NA) has been drawn to a publication by an online media on 13 April 2024 tilted, “Repented Boko Haram Member Enlisted into Nigerian Army slits Woman’s throat in Enugu Barracks, Hides Corpse.

“Much as it is highly regrettable that a young lady lost her life in the hands of a man with whom she was in an amorous relationship, the incident should not be latched on to insinuate a laughable claim that the dastardly act was committed by a repentant Boko Haram recruited into the Nigerian Army,” the statement read.

The Army clarified that while it acknowledges the vital contributions of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in combatting terrorism and insurgency in the North East, only members who demonstrated unwavering commitment, dedication, and loyalty to the service and the nation were considered.

The statement also addressed the tragic incident involving the murder of Miss Hauwakulu Tabra, whose body was discovered within Enugu Barracks on April 12, 2024.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Private Adamu Muhammad, a soldier implicated in the case, is currently detained as further inquiries are conducted to ascertain the motive behind his actions.

Expressing heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased, the Nigerian Army assured the public that justice would be served.