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Army Arrests Terrorists Operating As Herdsmen

By Kevwe Ebireri

The Nigeria Army says it has arrested a group of terrorists operating under the guise of herdsmen in Taraba State.

A statement by the Defence ministry spokesman, Chris Olukolade, said the terrorists were sighted in the course of air surveillance and later trailed to their camp in the outskirt of Wukari, where they engaged troops in a battle.

Olukolade said 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 terrorists’ hideout and military troops are maintaining patrol of the area while a house-to-house search for arms is ongoing.

But the military’s spokesman said the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs is expected to be relaxed as normalcy has returns to the town.

In another development, troops on patrol of the Lake Chad Islands have equally made some arrests.

Among those arrested was a boat operator who ferries terrorists across the Lake Chad while another confessed to being a supplier of hard drugs to the terrorist groups in the area.