About 120 militant Islamists have been arrested in Maiduguri, as they were organising the burial of one of their commanders who died in an encounter with soldiers, an army spokesman has said.
According to Brig Gen Olukolade, the 120 militants who were arrested were being interrogated in the custody of the Joint Task Force (JTF).
The latest arrest brought to more than 200 the number of Islamists the army says it has arrested since last week.
Defence spokesman, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, in a press statement added that the military has also recaptured five areas from the militants.
He said the Special Forces had now secured the environs of New Marte, Hausari, Krenoa, Wulgo and Chikun Ngulalo, all in Borno state, after destroying all the terrorists’ camps sited in these localities.
The statement said that the troops were already interacting with locals and citizens assuring them of their safety and…
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