DHQ confirms arrest of eight terrorists in Abuja community

Written by on August 25, 2022

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has confirmed the arrest of terrorists in Deidei Abattoir, a suburb in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and Dukpa village in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It said eight of the terrorists were arrested during a raid on their hideouts by troops of the Guards Brigade.

A cache of arms and ammunition including five AK47 rifles, three pump action gun, machetes and knives as well as large quantities of items suspected to be cannabis sativa were recovered.

Two officers and six soldiers were killed in an ambush by the terrorists in Bwari, a month ago, triggering fear among Abuja residents.

There have been speculations about the existence of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) sleeper cells in the FCT.

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