Nigerian Army arrest 3 foreign Boko Haram suspects

Nigerian Army arrest 3 foreign Boko Haram suspects

Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:46 pm

The Chadian Boko Haram suspect with the materials for making improvised explosive device

Nigerian Army troops in conjunction with elements of Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday arrested three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists that belonged to Albaranawi faction, in Gombe, Gombe State.

The 3 Chadian terrorists suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna Areas of Gombe metropolis.

Brigadier Sani Usman, Director, Army Public Relations said in a statement that the suspects were arrested after painstaking effort of tracking by the security operatives.

“They were reported to be members of Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram that operates in Chad and mostly northern part of Borno State but came to Gombe State for another heinous assignment.

“During the operation, one of them, Bilal Muhammed Umar attempted to escape and was shot on the leg. He was however apprehended and is receiving medical treatment.

“The terrorists were also arrested with Improvised Explosive Device (IED), materials that they could have coupled and attack parts of the State,” Usman said of the arrested suspects.

He added that the suspects are in custody undergoing preliminary investigation.

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