Special Forces currently engaged in a military onslaught against insurgents in Borno State, acting on a tip off, arrested a key terrorist suspect who specialises in recruiting personnel into terror cells.
In a press statement signed by the defence spokesman, Brigadier General Christopher Olukolade, the unnamed suspect was also identified as the person that watches over the insurgents’ armoury.
Olukolade further stated that another group of five insurgents, all Nigeriens, were nabbed when troops stormed their hideout at Mallam Fatori as they attempted to escape in two Toyota Cruiser Jeeps.
The defence spokesman said the troops continue to patrol the notorious Sambisa forest and are also cordoning the Alou forest and Gwoza Hills where more abandoned vehicles, weapons and other items have been discovered in the camps of the insurgents.
Among the recent finds are rifles, double barrel guns, various charms and amulets, machine guns as well as pairs of camouflage uniforms, bows and quiver and assorted rifle magazine.
Others are handset, walkie-talkie, car number plates and some food items.