Troops Of Operation Lafiya Dole Arrest Suspected Boko Haram Terrorist KingpinLatest News, News Monday, November 16th, 2015
The Military Monday confirmed that troops of 7 Division Garrison Nigerian Army in Operation LAFIYA DOLE, have arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist kingpin, Mr. John Trankil, at Kasuwar Shanu in Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State, North East Nigeria.
Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Preliminary investigation indicated that nine terrorists sneaked into the Maiduguri armed with AK 47 assault rifles and a Hilux vehicle laden with 20 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) meant to be detonated at some selected targets in the city.
In a related development, DHQ informed that troops of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, while on offensive operations on Boko Haram terrorists’ location, with the support from the Nigerian Airforce discovered and destroyed the terrorists’ IEDs and rocket making factory along Bama-Gonin Kurmi within the outskirts of Bama town in Borno State.
The Military said the items recovered include gas cylinders, welding machine, pipes and poles, while others include locally made rocket shells, large quantity of assorted chemicals, unprimed IEDs and various technical and laboratory equipment suspected to be stolen from schools’ laboratories around Bama before they were dislodged from the area.
In the meantime, operation, the Theatre Commander, operation LAFIYA DOLE Major Gen. Yusha’u Mahmood Abubakar, has commended the troops and implored them as well as members of the public to be more “vigilant and security conscious, particularly at check points, markets, worship centres, motor parks and schools.
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