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Troops arrest two top Boko Haram commanders

17 June 2016, 16:18

Damaturu - Troops have rescued more than 40 civilians and arrested a Boko Haram during operations in Borno and Yobe States respectively.

Troops of Sector 5, 27 Task Force Brigade, 3 Division, in conjunction Civilian JTF from Maiduguri have arrested the suspect, named Ibrahim Jagwal (38) at Gishiwa Dabua area of Potiskum.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the suspected terrorist turned out to be the leader of the Boko Haram at Tumbin Gini, Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Also read: Boko Haram opens radio station

He said Jagwal also led the team to Garejin Audu in Potiskum, where another terror suspect, Audu Ahmadu, (alias Condemned, aged 45 years) was arrested.

Preliminary investigation confirms that Ahmadu is a Boko Haram Engineer who specializes in repairs of automobiles for the Boko Haram.
Two vehicles have been recovered.

The suspects have been taken into custody for onward movement to Joint Interrogation Centre.

Meanwhile troops of 156 Task Force Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade have rescued seven, 13 women and 27 children held hostage at Gemri village.

The terrorists’ camp was destroyed while the rescued persons have been moved to Maiduguri Internally Displaced Persons Camp.

– CAJ News

- CAJ News


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