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Yobe: Four Suspects Arrested As JTF Raids Boko Haram Camp

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, (THEWILL) – Four suspected members of the Boko Haram sect were arrested, Wednesday, by the Joint Task Force (JTF) during a raid on a camp suspected to belong to the sect in Majari village of Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

Assorted weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the hideout by the JTF during the raid.

Confirming the incident, JTF spokesman in Yobe, Lt. Lazarus Eli, said "At about 23hrs on Wednesday, men of the Joint Task Force raided the suspected terrorist camp in Majari village close to Buni Yadi, the headquarters of Gujba Local Government Area."

Eli, who disclosed that four suspected terrorists were arrested in the camp with one Isuzu pick up van, 10 motor cycles, bomb making materials and 200 rounds of ammunition, also listed other items recovered to include one police anti-riot gun, one pistol, one dane gun, 43 tear gas canisters, two police uniforms, one laptop and one desktop computers.

He said the JTF also recovered two generating sets, 13 military kit pads, four police berrets, police helmets and boots, medical box with assorted drugs, assorted clothing, cooking pots and food items.

The JTF spokesman said the pick up van was covered with a specially prepared mud to avoid being spotted from a distance while the exhaust was compressed to reduce its noise.

While appealing to members of the public to cooperate with security operatives in the state by providing useful information on suspicious movements in their areas, Eli assured that the Task Force was determined to overcome the activities of terrorists in the state.