Nigerian troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force undertake confidence building foot patrols in the Far Northeast district of Baga.
8 March, 2014
(…)The military Friday said it
recovered some weapons while repelling an attack from the terrorists along the country’s border with Chad.
A statement by the Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) confronted the terrorists as they tried to overrun markets in communities on the outskirts of Monguno and NNPC at New Marte in Borno State.
Olukolade said over 50 assorted grenades and 11 AK 47 rifles were recovered from the fleeing terrorists. He said more assaults and encounters were in progress as intelligence sources confirmed the routes being used by the fleeing terrorists, noting that soldiers had been directed to sustain aggressive patrols in certain areas where terrorists’ actions were anticipated.
The Defence spokesman stated that cordon and search operations were ongoing and patrols had been increased to forestall further attacks. He added: “Interrogation of captured terrorists from various locations has been yielding useful information as to their mode of operations.
“Among those in custody is a lead specialist in butchering human beings, who insisted he did not use firearms, but daggers and cutlasses for his assignment.”