Troops who stormed a terrorist camp in Balmo Forest, Bauchi State last week and destroyed it were reportedly said to have found identity cards and other incriminating items of some top politicians.
The politicians who have been arrested are presently being interrogated over evidence of their ties with the dreaded terror sect, Boko haram, according to vanguard.
The Coordinator of the National Information Centre, NIC, Mr. Mike Omeri, told newsmen in Abuja, yesterday:
“Following the last successful operation carried out by security forces to dislodge terrorists from their forest bases in Darazo Local Government Area end of Balmo Forest, some politicians are currently being interrogated following the recovery of some sensitive registration cards and other materials of a prominent political party that were found in the possession of some of the suspects arrested.
“Those who are being interrogated are prominent politicians belonging to a frontline political party. Troops even recovered the identity cards of some of the politicians.”
Mike Omeri, however, declined to mention names of the politicians.
Meanwhile Omeri while speaking on the efforts to rescue the abducted Chibok girls blamed the activities of some organisations and individuals in aiding insurgency in the country.
He said: “Some of these groups are augmenting and supplementing terrorists by their activities because they create diversion for security operatives from promptly responding to insurgent activities.”
“Nigerians should be assured that there is hope of finding and bringing back the girls; there is hope that the terrorists will be defeated and good progress is being made" Omeri said.
Meanwhile it was reported yesterday that troops had to dig a hole in order to gain entrance into the home of a Boko Haram kingpin reportedly killed during a shootout in Kaduna on Sunday, 6 July, 2014.