A group of terrorists operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp in the outskirts of Wukari have been arrested, while others died after an attack on military check point at Gindin Dorowa, a suburb of Wukari in Taraba State.
Other members of the group were sighted in the course of air surveillance and later trailed to their camp where they engaged the troops in a gun battle. The terrorists were clad in the usual pattern of dress of their counterparts operating in Borno and Yobe States.
According to a statement issued by Major General Chris Olukolade, Director Defence Information, one of the apprehended armed men confessed that he had been fighting for the terrorist group in Borno State and was recently brought to Wukari area in furtherance of their mission.
Assorted arms and ammunition were recovered from the captured men.
Meanwhile, the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs is expected to be relaxed as normalcy returns to the town. Troops have maintained patrol of the area while a house-to-house search for arms is ongoing.
And in another development, troops on patrol of the Lake Chad Islands have also made some arrests.
Among those arrested was a boat operator, who allegedly ferries terrorists across the Lake Chad, while another confessed to being a supplier of hard drugs to the terrorist groups in the area.
The Defence Spokesman also said the search for the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok is being intensified.