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Nigeria Military Confirms Arrest of Suspected Boko Haram Leader, Engineer

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Friday said troops of Sector 5, 27 Task Force Brigade, 3 Division, in conjunction Civilian JTF from Maiduguri have arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Ibrahim Jagwal, at Gishiwa Dabua area of Potiskum, Yobe State.

The 38-years-old suspected terrorist who was identified as the Ameer of the Boko Haram Terrorists at Tumbin Gini, Abadam Local Government Area of BornoState, also led the team to  Garejin Audu in Potiskum, where another terror suspect, Audu Ahmadu, (alias Condemned) aged 45 years, was arrested same day.

“Preliminary investigation confirms that Audu Ahmadu is a Boko Haram Engineer who specializes in repairs of automobiles for the Boko Haram terrorists group. It was further confirmed he was at the garage to repair 2 vehicles.  The vehicles were recovered by the team, while the suspects have been taken into custody for onward movement to Joint Interrogation Centre” the Defence indicated.

In a related development, it confirmed that troops of 156 Task Force Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade carried out clearance patrol yesterday (Thursday).

The patrol team DHQ established came in contact with Boko Haram terrorists near Abalam, South West of Alagarno forest, adding that the team engaged the terrorists who fled due to superior fire power.

“The troops pursued them and discovered that they left behind 7 men, 13 women and 27 children that were held hostage at Gemri village. The patrol team also recovered 4 Dane Guns, 3 Bows and 5 packs of arrows containing 114 arrows.

“The terrorists camp was destroyed while the rescued persons have been moved to Maiduguri Internally Displaced Persons Camp” the Military affirmed.


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