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Terrorist rearrested after escaping prison

04 May 2016, 07:00

Abuja - A terror suspect who escaped from Giwa Barracks when insurgents attacked the facility two years ago has been arrested.

Troops of 7 Division Garrison in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Taskforce arrested one Alhaji Bulama Budu at the Old Maiduguri general area in Borno State.

Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said preliminary investigations indicated Budu, hailed from Aiwa village, Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.

He escaped prison when his colleagues attacked the facility and released all the insurgents in March 2014. 

“His arrest would further lend credence to Nigerian Army investigation on the incidence about the number of casualties killed by the terrorists and those that escaped in that attack,” Usman said. 

The Army spokesman said Budu is currently under interrogation by the Joint Intelligent Committee. 

Meanwhile, three suspected terrorists have been killed as troops intercepted a Boko Haram logistics team at Gotumba area in Borno State. 

Members of the 120 Task Force Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade, in conjunction with vigilantes made the breakthrough.

“The terrorists on sighting the patrol team ran and abandoned the items. However, the team pursued and killed three of them, while two escaped with gunshot wounds," Usman said.

Some toiletries, food and clothing were confiscated.  

- CAJ News

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