Thursday, April 24, 2014

JTF uncovers another bomb factory in Adamawa

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The Joint Task Force, JTF, Tuesday, said it uncovered and confiscated deposits of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), arms and ammunition, as well as other dangerous weapons from another bomb manufacturing hideout in Mubi, Adamawa State.This latest discovery came barely 24 hours after the JTF raided another hideout were 156 persons, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, were apprehended on Sunday.The Commander of the 23rd Armoured Brigade, John Nwaoga, on Tuesday, told journalists that the raid tagged “Operation Restore Sanity” in Mubi, is part of the steps to enhance the military crackdown in the area which is seen as the operational base of the sect.

Mr. Nwaoga said the military operation in Mubi is aimed at flushing out notorious elements of the Boko Haram sect who have “launched attacks against innocent victims, hapless religious worshipers, and telecommunication infrastructure in the area.”

Items recovered from the hideout include –  96 IEDs in Maltina cans, two drums of bombs, nine explosive refrigerator compressors, six weapon training manuals, 469 ammunitions, seven preaching manuals, seven Qurans, and one magazine.

Other items found after the raid are seven Qlink motorcycle batteries, one stabilizer, three SIM cards amongst others.

Mr. Nwaoga said the JTF and other security outfit in the state are committed to ridding Mubi town of criminal elements.

In a similar vein, a commander in the JTF, Gibson Jalo, revealed that the men of the JTF through its Intelligence network are gradually closing in on one Bashir, a man suspected to be the arrowhead behind terrorist activities in Mubi.

 

Curfew

To assist the JTF in its operations, The Adamawa State Government has extended the dusk to dawn curfew imposed in Mubi to 24 hours.

In a statement, the Secretary to the State Government, Kobis Ari Thimnu, stated that the extension is to avail the JTF of the opportunity to carry out its operations in Mubi.

He urged people of the area to assist security operatives with useful tips that will lead to the apprehension of miscreants in the area.

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