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Captured Boko Haram member is dead

22 June 2012, 17:01

Abuja - Habib Bama, the wanted Boko Haram member, who was shot and arrested by the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Damaturu, Yobe state on Thursday is dead.

A competent source at the State Security Service (SSS) confirmed his death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

The source said that the suspect died in an undisclosed hospital in Damaturu, Yobe on Friday.

NAN quotes the source as saying, ``Bama was fatally wounded’’ in the Thursday gun battle with the JTF.

The SSS had alleged that he masterminded the bombing of some public institutions.

They include the Mogadishu Cantonment, Police Force Headquarters, UN building and the St. Theresa’s Catholic, Madala in Niger State.

The bombings took place between Dec. 31, 2010 and Aug. 26, 2011.

He was declared wanted by the SSS on Feb. 15 for "crime against the state."



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