Police Counter Terrorism Squad Joins Military Operations In Borno, Yobe
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, (THEWILL) – To complement the efforts of the massive troops already deployed in Borno and Yobe States following Tuesday's presidential declaration of emergency rule in the two states and Adamawa, the Police Counter Terrorism Squad (CTS) has also joined the campaign to uproot Boko Haram from the two states.
The arrival of the CTS members, who were brought into Maiduguri, Wednesday evening, in ten trucks and luxury buses, followed earlier deployment of soldiers to the town on Sunday before the announcement of the declaration of state of emergency.
A security source, who craved anonymity, said: "As I am talking to you, there is serious battle between the military and the terrorists at their various camps.
"The military and the police were deployed to the area to level the camps and seize the insurgents and that should be done within little time we hope."
The development came as all GSM network services in Borno State were shut out in order to prevent the insurgents from fleeing. But this has increased the apprehension of the residents of the state who have been living under the siege of the insurgents.
A resident of Maiduguri, Goni Mustapha, lamented the situation, saying he had lost signal on his mobile since 2am.
This came as another resident, Mohammed Tella, said " The situation is really worrisome as I have not been able to communicate with my wife who is in Kaduna."