A total of 56 Boko Haram insurgents have been apprehended with the help of Military Police dogs, Nigeria’s Defence spokesman confirmed in his latest update on the ongoing war against terror in the North-East states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
“Items recovered from the arrested insurgents include 7 packs of IEDs, 2 Rocket Propelled Gun chargers, a rifle magazine, 2 machetes, bomb detonators, camouflage and other military uniforms as well as medicines equipment, charms, 7 vehicles including a Jeep and 8 tri-cycles. It is believed that some stranded terrorists are keen on establishing new camps. They are being trailed accordingly. There were also a few encounters with some insurgents in forest locations apart from the identified and destroyed camps,” said Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, in the latest Mission Update which reached News Express this evening.
He also disclosed an undisclosed community exposed another group of terrorists in search of food.
Said Brig.-Gen. Olukolade: “The intensive cordon and search operation being conducted by the troops of the Special Forces received a major boost from civilian cooperation in communities close to locations being focused in the operation yesterday. A group of terrorists moving from village to village in search of large quantity of food were tracked and apprehended following a tip off from civilians. The group which was moving around in a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep with registration number Borno XA 428 ADM which is suspected to have been stolen was eventually arrested at Daban Masara with weapons such as AK 47 rifle, single barrel shotgun, double hand shotgun and various calibres of ammunition.”
The Defence spokesman assured that “the campaign to rid the nation’s territories of the insurgents continues.”
•File photo shows arrested Boko Haram suspects.
Source News Express