More of the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State regained their freedom Wednesday afternoon as troops pursuing the terrorists closed in on the den of those believed to have carried out the attack.
A total of 129 female students had earlier been abducted by a group of gunmen believed to have been members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, just a few hours after a deadly bomb blast at the Nyanya bus park near Abuja, killed 75 and wounded over 200 people.
In another development, troops deployed to restore law and order in Wukari, Taraba State, have apprehended 14 armed men who were involved in the fighting during the civil disturbances in the town early in the week.
The fighting resulted in the burning of no fewer than 25 houses and displacement of over 200 persons.
The troops also captured a building where arms were being fabricated. Four locally fabricated machine guns, one sub machine gun, four single barrel guns as well as 21 live cartridges were recovered in the process. Normalcy has since been restored as troops maintain patrols of the locality.
Meanwhile, security forces have been directed to continue with the tempo of offensive on all the terrorists’ enclaves anywhere in the country.