PHOTOS: Nigerian Troops Capture Terrorists Disguising As Women In Baga

A disguised terror suspect arrested by soldiers in Baga, Borno State.
Nigerian troops on a cordon and search mission in Baga, Borno State, have captured Boko Haram insurgents disguising as women to enable them escape. This was confirmed in a statement by the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, yesterday [Feb. 23], through the Director of Defence Information, DDI, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade.

The DHQ further said that troops have stepped up air raids on identified targets in Gwoza, Bama and Sambisa forest, preparatory to total recovery of the areas. The troops, having successfully cleared terrorists from Baga, were said to be preparing the town for residents to return by putting up heavy security structure.

“The cordon and search in Baga has revealed some terrorists disguising as women. The searches are also yielding more discoveries of arms especially bombs hidden in various locations, especially Baga town.

“Apart from those captured in the course of fighting, many arrests of terrorists hiding in the town are being made and troops are still busy interrogating the suspects.

“Meanwhile, in furtherance of the mission to clear terrorists from all their enclaves by the military, the Nigerian Air Force has stepped up its air bombardment of identified targets in Gwoza, Bama and Sambisa forest, preparatory to other phases of the mission. The air strikes have been highly successful as they achieved the aims, hitting vital targets with required precision.

“Terrorists are now in disarray as they scamper to escape from the impact of air bombardment of their locations in the forest. Having successfully liberated Baga where the terrorists have been marauding, the troops’ attention has now been focused on consolidation of the security of the area to pave way for return of citizens,” the DHQ said.

 Troops on the street of the recaptured Baga.

A Boko Haram vehicle on fire also in Baga.

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