Nigerian Troops Arrest Three Bomb Experts

JTF soldiers
JTF soldiers

Nigerian soldiers arrest three bomb experts working for Boko Haram terrorists in Gombe

/ – May 28, 2015 @6.40 GMT/
Nigerian military, on Wednesday, May 28, arrested three bomb experts during a cordon and search operation it conducted in Gombe. The arrested persons are suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorists group in search of soft targets for attack after being dislodged from the stronghold in Sambisa forest and other enclaves.

Items recovered from the apprehended include a tricycle and materials for making Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs.  The suspects are currently undergoing interrogation.
Cordon and search is continuing in certain localities and will be intensified along with mopping up operations in locations where offensive operations are 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.

In line with this development, the Army enjoins the public to be extra vigilant and to report suspicious movements or activities within their environs.  The military is poised to ensure that the ongoing operations are duly aligned with security arrangement nationwide towards forestalling any attempt by terrorists or other criminal groups planning to breach security or disrupt the inaugurations activities anywhere in the country, according to a statement signed by Major General Chris Olukolade, director, Defence Information.

/ –  May 28, 2015 @6.40 GMT/

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