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Boko Haram commander arrested in Borno

19 September 2014, 11:05

Borno - The Defence Headquarters has said troops involved in a gun battle with Boko Haram insurgents have captured a high ranking commander of the sect, Thisday reports.

Military said that the terrorists’ leader, whose name is still being kept secret, was captured after the second but fiercer battle waged by the insurgents to recapture the town following their earlier routing by the military.

60 members of the sect were reportedly killed during the gun battle for the control of Konduga between 4pm and 8pm on Wednesday.

Also read: Boko Haram attack 850 soldiers in Kogi

 The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Olajide Laleye, said the on-going operations were to dislodge Boko Haram terrorists from the North-east which are allegedly to be in control of 25 towns in the region.

Read more at Thisday


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