Troops recover body, arrest 23 members of armed gang

Soldiers yesterday recovered the corpse of the slain Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idris Timta.

They also saved the Emirs of Uba and Askira from being killed by Boko Haram members who attacked them on their way to Biu.

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said troops responded on time to the terror attack.

The Director of Defence Information, Major -General Chris Olukolade said that troops deployed in Garkida responded to the attack.

“Troops are currently on aggressive patrols along the entire route with a view to apprehending the perpetrators and keeping the area safe,” he said.

The DHQ also said the Special Task Force operating in the North-Central part of the country has arrested 23 members of armed gangs terrorizing the region.

“The suspects including a hard drugs supplier were apprehended during raids on camps and criminal hideouts located in Bukuru, Jos South and Barkin Ladi areas.

He said:”All the suspects are currently undergoing preliminary interrogation before they will be handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency.”

Author: News Editor

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