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Military Arrest 3 Boko Haram Bomb Making Experts In Gombe

Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam – The Nigerian Defence headquarters, has announced that the troops have arrested three bomb making experts, suspected to be members of the terrorists Boko Haram group in Gombe, who were in search of soft targets for attack, after being dislodged from the Sambisa forest, Borno State and other enclaves.

In a release Thursday, the Military disclosed that items recovered from the suspected insurgents included a tricycle and materials for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), adding that they were currently undergoing interrogation.

In addition, the Defence indicated that cordon and search were still ongoing, in certain localities and would be intensified along with mopping up operations, in locations where offensive operations were being conducted.

“The essence is to apprehend the terrorists who have been dislodged from their sanctuaries and are in search of escape routes or resorting to attacking soft targets” Military revealed.

Meanwhile, Defence headquarters has urged members of the public to be extra vigilant and report suspicious movements or activities within their environs.


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