JTF Apprehends Sect Members While In Search Of Food

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Updated May 31, 2013

A group of Boko Haram members have been apprehended by the Special troops during their cordon and search operation in Borno State while they were going around in search of food.

The intensive cordon and search operation being conducted by the troops of the Special Forces in Borno State have received a major boost from civilian cooperation in communities close to locations being focused in the operation.

According to the Defence Spokesman; Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, 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 were arrested at Daban Masara with weapons such as AK 47 rifle, single barrel shotgun, double hand shotgun and various calibres of ammunition.

He further stated that in other locations, a total of 56 identified insurgents were apprehended with the help of military police dogs.  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.