By Joy Baba
Defence Headquarters in Abuja has confirmed the arrest of a heavily armed suspect who is claiming dual nationalities of Chad and Burkina-Faso with different caliber of arms and ammunitions along the Chad borders. He is currently under investigation by the Special Forces.
A statement by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said the troops also arrested a group of terrorists attempting to escape into Cameroon through Taraba and Gumti in Adamawa State.
The statement also said the terrorists who had been trapped as a result of ongoing offensive by troops along the borders were given out when some of them could no longer bear the hunger in their make shift camps in the forest.
Olukolade further said those who were apprehended led troops to other hideouts where fierce fighting ensued adding that seven terrorists were killed in the process, while a large number of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and rifles were recovered including over seventy motorcycles.
The statement also said four other terrorists were killed in a similar encounter in Gombi.