Nigeria Military Nabs Terrorists Recruitment Specialist in Maiduguri
A key terrorist who specializes in recruiting young men into the fold has been apprehended by troops in Maiduguri following a tip off. The same individual who also watches over the insurgents’ armoury was arrested in one of the cordon and search operations by the Special Forces. Another group of 5 insurgents, all Nigeriens were arrested when troops stormed their hideout at Mallam Fatori as they attempted to escape in 2 Toyota Cruiser Jeeps.
Troops continue to patrol the notorious Sambisa forest and are also cordoning the Alou forest and Gwoza Hills. More abandoned vehicles, weapons and other items are being recovered in the camps of the insurgents. Among the recent finds are rifles, double barrel guns, various charms and
amulets, machine guns as well as pairs of camouflage uniforms, bows and quiver and assorted rifle magazine. Others are handset, walkie talkie, car number plates and some food items. Abandoned vehicles recovered include a Golf Car, a Honda, Customs Pickup Van, Honda (2003 Model) and a Volkswagen Monte Carlo.
In another development, Police Stations are now being reopened in some parts of Borno State. At Kirenowa, detachments of Police Anti-Terrorist unit have been deployed to complement security in the area.
Meanwhile, a team of local and foreign Journalists have commenced a tour of the operational areas of the Joint Task Force. The tour organized by the Defence Headquarters is to ensure that the media have a first-hand information on the situation in the operational areas.
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