- As Military Deploys Trained Dogs To Smell Out Sect Members
No fewer than 50 members of the Boko Haram islamist sect have been smoked out of their hidings by military police trained dogs which were recently deployed in the cordon and search phase of special operations against the sect in its strongholds in North East Nigeria.
The defence headquarters which confirmed the development in a statement signed by Brig Gen Chris Olukolade today said “various attempts being made by the insurgents to escape to enter towns and cities in the North East as troops dislodge them from their forest bases, have been foiled by the dogs.
“The efforts of the specially trained dogs have so far led to the arrest of over 50 terrorists who were trying to infiltrate Maiduguri. More than 15 of them were arrested with arms concealed in their body or properties.
The military headquarters said “cordon and search has been intensified as the forests in the North East are being combed for terrorists. At Deseri forest, 3 Hilux vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft were destroyed, one Volkswagen Golf car and 4 motorcycles were also recovered.”