JTF has arrested 50 terror suspects in Borno

By The Citizen

The Joint military Taskforce (JTF) has arrested 50 terror suspects in Borno State with the  aid of special dogs, says the Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Chris Olukolade.

Olukolade said in a statement on Wednesday that the terror suspects were arrested with the help of specially trained dogs while trying to infiltrate Maiduguri.

The Defence spokesman said 15 of those arrested were caught with arms concealed either in their bodies or their properties.

He said various attempts by terror suspects, who were dislodged from their camps in the forest in Borno to enter the cities and towns of the North-East,  had been thwarted with the aid of the dogs

Olukolade said, 'Trained Military Police dogs are participating in the cordon and search phase of special operations against terrorism in the country.

'The efforts of the specially trained dogs have so far led to the arrest of over 50 terrorists who were trying to infiltrate Maiduguri.'