25 Sep 2012

THE Joint Task Force (JTF) in Adamawa State has achieved success, as about 156 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect were arrested on Sunday night, while five women and six children were rescued from their hideout in Yelwa area, near Shagari Low Cost, in Mubi, Adamawa State.

The security agents, working on a tip-off, cordoned the area and, in an ensuing shootout, killed a member of the sect ( who was believed to be their chief) and left several others injured.

The Brigade Commander, Brigadier-General John Nwaoga; state Commissioner of Police, Godfrey Okeke and the Director of State Security Service (SSS) told newsmen that the hideout served as arms factory, as well as headquarters of the sect.

Some of the items recovered from the hideout were machine gun, nine AK-47, 19 magazines, dane guns, cutlasses, bullets and about 1,000 knives.

Meanwhile, a 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Mubi North Local Government Area, following incessant killing of innocent people.

Our Source observed that following the order, residents of the town had remained indoors, as most of them were seen peeping through their windows.  

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