Army foils regrouping of terrorists •Arrests group leaders
The plan by a band of terrorists who relocated to Niger Republic to re-mobilise and rearm insurgents with the aim of carrying out fresh terrorist attacks on some Nigerian communities has been foiled.
Also, the leader of the group who was said to have fled Nigeria when the terrorist camps were sacked was reportedly recruiting fresh hands and training them for renewed terrorist activities in Nigeria.
Director, Defence Information, Brigadiar-General Olukolade noted on Thursday in Abuja, that the intention of the group was to focus its attacks on some towns around the Nigeria-Niger Republic border.
Already, he stated that the leader of the group and other cohorts had been arrested by the operatives of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
“Intelligence operatives of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) had been on the trail of the leader until he was eventually arrested in Karanga, Niger Republic, on Saturday, with the cooperation of Nigerian forces. His other accomplices were later picked up in other villages in Nigeria.
They are currently being interrogated,” Olukolade said.