Troops Captures Boko Haram Commanders

Troops Captures Boko Haram Commanders

By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Aminu Iliyasu, said that Army has arrested 10 suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state, northeast, Nigeria.

In a statement which was made available to newsmen, by Col. Iliyasu, said 10 key Boko Haram members was captured at Bitta in Gwoza LGA of Borno while trying to escape the troops’ sustained onslaught on them.

According to the statement added that a successful operation conducted on October 9 by troops of the 26 Task Force Brigade led to the arrest of the suspects.

He further said, many of those arrested have been identified to have operated combat vehicles during the infamous Boko Haram attack on Gwoza in 2014, and other part of Borno state some years ago.

The arrested suspects members by Nigerian troop include, Abba Buji, Shettima Mustapha Umar, Alhaji Bukar Madu- (KAHID – a Boko Haram Terrorists’ equivalent of a Brigadier General), Ali Hassan (Boko Haram Terrorist Imam) and Alkali Laminu.

Others are, Buba Umar(Alias Black Uhuru)  Bukur Mustapha,  also a KAHID, Umar Jeddum, Madu Nosobe,  and Mustapha Hussaine all from Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

The statement lamenting that  one of the arrested suspects, Alhaji Bukar Modu is Serial 89 on the high profile Boko Haram leaders wanted list published by the authorities of the Nigerian

Colonel. Iliyasu, said the troops of the Nigerian Army had stepped up operations
nationwide to checkmate the activities of criminal,

He shown double appreciation to Nigeiran troops for the unprecedented successes in the arrest of the 10 Boko Haram criminals and admonished them to keep the pressure on the insurgents and their collaborators.

He therefore the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai wishes to thank all patriotic citizens for availing the Nigerian Army with useful information leading to the successes so far recorded.

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