A new development has been recorded in the ongoing anti-terrorism campaign in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.
Reports from the Defence Quarters say that on Thursday, March 6, 2014 Nigerian security forces operating with the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) repelled a dusk attack by terrorists in their bid to overrun markets in communities in the outskirts of Monguno and NNPC at New Marte, Borno State along Chadian border.
According to a press statement by the director defence information, Major General AC Olukolade, over 50 assorted brands of grenades and 11 AK 47 rifles were recovered from the fleeing terrorists.
Olukolade stated that cordon and search operations are ongoing at the general area while heightened patrols are continuing.
Useful information has been obtained from the captured terrorists from various locations. Intelligence on their mode of operation has also been obtained from their interrogation.
Among those in custody is a lead specialist in butchering human beings who insists he does not use firearms but daggers and cutlasses for his assignment, according to the statement.
The director of defence information added that, more assaults and encounters are continuing in other identified locations as intelligence sources confirm the routes being used by the fleeing terrorists. Troops have been directed to sustain aggressive patrols in certain areas where terrorists’ actions are anticipated.