Two terrorists’ camps located in Deidei Abattoir, a suburb of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and Dukpa village in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja have been uncovered.
Troops of the Nigerian Army Guards Brigade, who uncovered the camps, also arrested eight suspected terrorists during a raid carried out on the insurgents’ hideouts while arms and ammunition were also uncovered.
The newly appointed Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, disclosed this to journalists during a press conference at Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
Danmadami listed five AK47 rifles, three pump action guns, machetes and knives as well as large quantities of items suspected to be cannabis sativa, as parts of items recovered.
Recall that two officers and six soldiers were killed in an ambush by terrorists in Bwari area of Abuja afew weeks ago – a development that caused fear among residents of the nation’s capital.
There have been speculations about the existence of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) sleeper cells in the FCT, later confirmed by the military.
”On 13 August, 2022 troops of Guards Brigade raided some suspected terrorist hideout at Deidei Abattoir in Abuja Municipal Area Council and Dupka village in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.
”During the raid operation 8 suspected terrorist were arrested, 5 AK47 rifles and 3 pump action gun were recovered, while large quantities of items suspected to be cannabis sativa, 3 machetes, knives among other items were also recovered,” Danmadami said.