OFFICIALS from Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters, on Wednesday, claimed that a group of terrorists, operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp on the outskirts of Wukari, Taraba State, have been arrested, and later confessed to being part of the Islamist group, Boko Haram.
A statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, confirmed the development.
“A group of terrorists operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp on the outskirts of Wukari have been arrested, while others died after an attack on military checkpoint at Gindin Dorowa, a suburb of Wukari in Taraba State,” the statement read.
The terrorists, according to Major-General Olukolade, were clad in the usual pattern of dress being worn by their counterparts operating in Borno and Yobe states.
He claimed that one of the apprehended armed men confessed that he had been fighting for the terrorist group in Borno State and was recently brought to the Wukari area to take part in another mission.
Olukolade said assorted arms and ammunition were recovered from the group.
He added that the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs was expected to be relaxed in the coming days, as air of normalcy returned to the town.
In another development, troops on patrol of the Lake Chad Islands have made some arrests, while the search for the missing abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, in Chibok, is also being intensified