The Nigeria Army yesterday confirmed the arrest of Boko Haram militants in Baga as the military continues its campaign to expel militants from North East Nigeria.
The militants were reportedly disguised as women as they attempted to escape Baga, Borno state. The Military however, did not specify the number of militants arrested.
The Director of defence information, Maj. General Chris Olukolade yesterday said; “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 terrorists hiding in the town are being arrested and troops are still busy interrogating the suspects.
“In furtherance of the mission to clear terrorists from all their enclaves by the military, the Nigerian Air Force has stepped up its air bombardments 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.”