Nigerian security forces operating with the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) yesterday repelled a dusk attack by terrorists in their bid to overrun markets in communities in the outskirts of Monguno and NNPC at New Marte, Borno State along Chadian border, A statement by Defence Spokesman,Major General Chris Olukolade said Friday.
He added that over 50 assorted brands of grenades and 11 AK 47 rifles were recovered from the fleeing terrorists. Cordon and search operations are ongoing at the general area while heightened patrols are continuing.
According to the defence spokesman,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 insists he does not use firearms but daggers and cutlasses for his assignment,he said.
The defence headquarters said more assaults and encounters are continuing in other identified locations as intelligence sources confirm the routes being used by the fleeing terrorists. Troops have been directed to sustain aggressive patrols in certain areas where terrorists’ actions are anticipated.