More of the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State have this afternoon been freed as troops pursuing the terrorists close in on the den of those believed to have carried out the attack.
Major General Chris Olukolade, Director Defence Information/Coordinator in a statement noted that a total of 129 students had earlier been abducted by a group of terrorists, though the defence headquarters did not specify the number of those freed.
“In another development, troops deployed to restore law and order in Wukari, Taraba State, have apprehended 14 armed men who were involved in the fighting during the civil disturbances in the town early in the week. The fighting resulted in the burning of no fewer than 25 houses and displacement of over 200 persons.”
Olukolade stated that the troops also captured a building where arms were being fabricated. Statement reads, “4 locally fabricated machine guns, one sub machine gun, 4 single barrel guns as well as 21 live cartridges were recovered in the process. Normalcy has since been restored as troops maintain patrols of the locality. ”
Meanwhile, security forces have been directed to continue with the tempo of offensive on all the terrorists’ enclaves anywhere in the country.