Three persons suspected to members of the dreaded Islam sect, Boko Haram, have been arrested by military men in a search operation conducted in Gombe State recently.
Major General Chris Olukolade, spokesperson of the military, has commented on the development saying; “Items recovered from those apprehended include a tricycle and materials for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The suspects are currently undergoing interrogation.”
“Cordon and search is continuing in certain localities and will be intensified along with mopping up operations in locations where offensive operations are being conducted.”
“The essence is to apprehend the terrorists who have been dislodged from their sanctuaries and are in search of escape routes or resorting to attacking soft targets.”
Olukolade warned against any forms of laxity on the parts of the people, urging them to be security conscious at all times and to report any cases of suspicious activities in the State.
“The public is enjoined to be extra vigilant and to report suspicious movements or activities within their environs. The military is poised to ensure that the ongoing operations are duly aligned with security arrangement nationwide towards forestalling any attempt by terrorists or other criminal groups planning to breach security or disrupt the inauguration activities anywhere in the country”, he said.