Plan To Attack Churches: 169 Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Yobe

JTF

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Following intelligence report that Boko Haram had concluded plans to carry out coordinated attacks on churches, telecommunication facilities and prominent indigenes of Yobe State, the JTF in the state, Saturday, arrested about 169 people suspected to be members of the sect in Damaturu, the state capital.

Vanguard Newspaper gathered that in view of the sophisticated arms, IEDS, grenades and other weapons found as well as the suspicion that many more sect members and arms located in parts of the state, particularly the state capital, were yet to be recovered, the state government, last night, imposed a 24 hour-curfew throughout the state.

According to security sources, the plan by the sect was to carry out coordinated attacks similar to the ones in Kano early this year that left over 50 dead and property worth several millions of naira destroyed.

It was gathered that out of the 169 suspects arrested, 79 persons were cleared after screening while the remaining, numbering 90, were to be moved to Abuja for further investigation.

The curfew in the state started 10pm while all roads in and out of the state were cordoned for security searches.

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