As the wall of safety continues to shrink against members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, desperate members are now resorting to dressing like women to avoid being arrested, according to the Defence Headquarters.
The past few days have seen troops constituted by the West African countries dominating in battle to flush out Boko Haram form their hide outs in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, as the Air Force intensified efforts in shelling the areas of strong-holds of the Islamic militants who now seems to be in disarray.
A statement by the military spokesman, Major General Chris Olukolade said the cordon and search in Baga mounted by troops has revealed some terrorists disguising as women.
He said searches have been yielding more discoveries of arms especially bombs hidden in various locations, especially Baga town.
According to him, some of the arms so discovered were part of those captured in the course of fighting, adding that many arrests of terrorists hiding in the town are being made and troops are still busy interrogating the suspects.
Olukolade’s statement read, “In furtherance of the mission to clear terrorists from all their enclaves by the military, the Nigerian Air Force has stepped up its air bombardment of identified targets in Gwoza, Bama and Sambisa forest, preparatory to other phases of the mission.
“The air strikes have been highly successful as they achieved the aims, hitting vital targets with required precision.
“Terrorists are now in disarray as they scamper to escape from the impact of air bombardment of their locations in the forest.
“Having successfully liberated Baga where the terrorists have been marauding, the troops’ attention has now been focused on consolidation of the security of the area to pave way for return of citizens