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Police dogs help to foil terrorists

30 May 2013, 12:05Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Nigerian military has won another battle against Boko Haram insurgents as trained police dogs helped capture 50 suspected members of the sect.

Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig-Gen. Chris Olukolade, confirmed the breakthrough.

He said the dogs were instrumental in foiling attempts by the insurgents to escape, infiltrate military camps or escape to the neighbouring countries of Niger and Chad.

“Various attempts were being made by the insurgents to escape to enter towns and cities in the north-east as troops dislodge them from their forest bases. These have been foiled by the dogs,” he said.

The official revealed that more than 15 of the insurgents were arrested with arms concealed in their body or in their properties, adding that cordon and search has been intensified as the forests in the north-east are being combed for terrorists

- CAJ News


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