NIGERIAN FORCES ARREST TERRORISTS DISGUISED AS HERDSMEN IN TARABA; SEVERAL OTHERS TRACED TO THEIR CAMP BY AERIAL SURVEILLANCE, KILLED IN GUN BATTLE WITH TROOPS

JSTF soldier(r)and cop on urban combat and house clearing operations at Damaturu, NE Nigeria June 2012

Nigerian soldier(r)and cop on urban combat and house clearing operations in NE Nigeria

LAGOS, April 24 (Xinhua)

The Nigerian military said on Wednesday that a group of terrorists, operating under the guise of herdsmen at a camp in northern Taraba state, had been arrested.

One of the armed men admitted being a combatant for the terrorist group in Borno and was recently brought to the town of Wukari in furtherance of their mission, Major General Chris Olukolade,spokesperson of the Defense Headquarters (DHQ),said in a statement obtained by Xinhua.

It said other members of the group were killed during an encounter with the military at a checkpoint at Gindin
Dorowa, a suburb of Wukari.Olukolade said assorted arms and ammunition were seized,adding other members of the group were sighted in air
surveillance and later trailed to their
camp where they engaged the troops in a battle. The insurgents were clad in the usual pattern of dress of their counterparts operating in Borno and Yobe states.

The spokesman said the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs would be relaxed but the troops would continue their patrols in the area with a house-to-house search.

According to him, arrests were made
around the Lake Chad islands,including a boat operator who ferried terrorists across the lake. Some of the suspects confessed being suppliers of hard drugs to the Boko Haram group in the area.

Nigeria has been rocked by a series of
attacks, including a bombing at a
crowded bus station in the capital of
Abuja last week that left at least 75
people dead.

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram which has been responsible for major killings in Nigeria since 2009, said in a video message that the network was behind the bomb attack. “We are the ones who carried out the
attack in Abuja,” he said.

Proved to be the biggest security
challenge in the West African country,
Boko Haram seeks to enshrine the Islamic Sharia law into the constitution and declares war against Western education.

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12 Responses to NIGERIAN FORCES ARREST TERRORISTS DISGUISED AS HERDSMEN IN TARABA; SEVERAL OTHERS TRACED TO THEIR CAMP BY AERIAL SURVEILLANCE, KILLED IN GUN BATTLE WITH TROOPS

  1. Are James says:

    Bravo!!!.
    This report also came in courtesy of Sahara Reporters.
    http://saharareporters.com/news-page/we-killed-over-40-terrorists-bulanbuli-says-dhq

  2. doziex says:

    Nice Interdicting work by NA.

    Disrupt their supplies, and every thing they need to survive.

    The watch words should be Intel/information aided/driven raids.

    You capture anybody, you pump them for info, USING WATER BORDING.

    Best believe, it is very effective. It triggers a drowning anxiety that we cannot consciously control, even if we know we are not going to drown.

    Also, it is easy to do. You need a bench, a towel and bottled water.

    Then plug that info into the Intelligence FUSION or network that is being constructed (by our various intel agencies), and let that drive further raids and tactical actions.

    Bravo !!!!

    • Are James says:

      Supported.
      Water boarding is cheap and very effective and the so called cell structure of terrorism that makes them hard to figure out can only be partly effective in Nigeria culturally speaking. This makes intelligence gathering and connecting the dots much easier.
      Glad there is now a centralised information pipe within the security architecture.

      • peccavi says:

        Its also illegal, a crime against humanity and the law of armed conflict.
        It is irresponsible to encourage professional soldiers or law enforcement to break the law

  3. Are James says:

    There is a way round that in security circles.
    There is also truth serum, the most effectively blocks blood flow to the parts of the brain connected with consciously hiding information. Some drugs make the subject euphoric and ready to spill the beans without effort, you van throw security agents into a cell containing BH to pretend to be prisoners, the NPF has used that for years.

    When all else fails try the following:
    (I) plier dentistry,
    (ii) plier manicure,
    (iii) hammer and nail
    and finally
    (iv) 240 volts a.c..

    • peccavi says:

      Again, all illegal and inhumane.
      I do not understand the desire to be more evil than the enemy. It is a source of ride and sign of professionalism and discipline to be able to reatin ones discipline in the face of provocation.
      Prisoners MUST always be treated humanely, with dignity and lawfully.
      they must be properly registered, fed/ watered, exercised, given access to medical and attention and interrogated without torture.
      It is entirely possible to obtain information without torture, it just takes a little longer.
      It is irresponsible to encourage professional soldiers or law enforcement to break the law

      • Are Boko Haram members human beings? Please I think NOTHING should be off limits for a proven Boko Haram member! There cannot be such a thing as crime against humanity, when it comes to these sub-animals.

  4. Are James says:

    *most effective*,
    *can*

  5. makanaky says:

    We should play by the rules of engagement or else we are not different from BH

  6. Wocon45 says:

    I second @Peccavi, we don’t have to stoop so low, I hate to say this but some of the members of Boko Harah are Nigerians and by extension family. Religious extremism is deep shit that can turn a man into evil.

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