Adamawa tense as JTF makes arrests, recovers arms, explosives in house-to-house search

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A house-to-house search conducted jointly by the military, the police and SSS in Mubi in Adamawa, has led to several arrests and the recovery of weapons including improvised explosive devices.

Brig.-Gen. John Nwaoga, Brigade Commander, 23rd Amoured Brigade, Yola, disclosed this on Monday in Mubi, while briefing newsmen.

Mr. Nwaoga said that following the recent upsurge in killings and attacks on communication masts in the border town, the intelligent unit of the JTF went into work and identified some hideouts of the terrorists.

He said the areas were isolated and movement restricted to avoid collateral damage.

Mr. Nwaoga said the search yielded result with several arrest made, while arms and ammunition, including explosives, recovered.

He said that one suspect, who engaged the security agents in a shootout was killed.

The commander, who did not give the number of persons arrested, said that those arrested would be screened and people found to be innocent would be released.

He said that while the operation was still on, security forces would expedite action to ensure that the operation was completed on time to enable the residents of the town resume their normal activities.

Sources said the town has remained tensed since the search began, and that several residents, afraid of been arrested have fled the area.

NAN reports that Adamawa Government had imposed 24 hour curfew on Mubi for the past two days.

NAN