24 September 2012

Nigeria: JTF Raids Bomb Factory, Arrest 156 Suspects

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Bombs, weapons and ammunition were discovered during a Joint Task Force raid on the home of Boko Haram spokesperson Abu Qaqa in Kano.

Mubi — Adamawa: The Joint Task Force, JTF Sunday night raided the main hide out of the suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Mubi the commercial nerve centre of Adamawa State 156 members of the dreaded suspects were arrested.

Addressing newsmen shortly after inspecting the compound where the raid took place, Commander of the 23rd Armored Brigade, Nigerian Army Yola, Brigadier General John Nwaoga hinted the operation was sequel to the recent clandestine activities and destruction of GSM Masts in Mubi by the suspected terrorists.

Brigadier General Nwaoga, who was accompanied by the Adamawa Police Commissioner Mr. Godffrey Okeke and the State Director of SSS said the raid has really helped the military intelligence to unravel the mystery behind the protracted wave of shooting and bomb attacks in Mubi Town.

Among items recovered from the raid, code named Operation restore sanity" are ready to us improved explosive device, chemicals, arms and ammunitions, over 500 dagger knives, 9 AK47 assault riffles, locally made pistols, rocket launchers among others.

"Based on intelligence report, a combined team of the JTF isolated the area, cordoned it and made sure that innocent and law abiding citizens were not hurt" Brigadier General Nwaoga stated.

At the military base housing the FRSC training school Mubi, 156 suspects were arraigned including 6 females and 5 children who were resaved.

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