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Boko Haram Army captures terrorists disguised as women in Baga [PHOTOS]

The Army had earlier announced that it had recaptured Baga from the insurgents who took control of the town and the military base within it on January 3.

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The Nigerian military has apprehended some Boko Haram members who disguised as women to avoid arrest during an operation in Baga, Borno State.

The Army had earlier announced that it had recaptured Baga from the insurgents who took control of the town and the military base within it on January 3.

The arrest of the terrorists in disguise was announced via a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade.

The statement reads:

“The cordon and search in Baga has revealed some terrorists disguising as women.  The searches are also yielding more discoveries of arms especially bombs hidden in various locations, especially Baga town.”

“Apart from those captured in the course of fighting, many arrests of terrorists hiding in the town are being made and troops are still busy interrogating the suspects.”

“Meanwhile, 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.”

The attack on Baga attracted global outrage after it was reported that about 2,000 people had been slaughtered by Boko Haram.

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