Troops of Sector 5, 27 Task Force Brigade, 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, in conjunction with a Civilian JTF from Maiduguri, on Thursday 17th June arrested two key Boko Haram commanders.
According to a statement from the army signed by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, those arrested are Ibrahim Jagwal, aged 38 and Audu Ahmadu, (alias Condemned) aged 45 years.
“The suspected terrorist (Ibrahim Jagwal) who turned out to be the Ameer of the Boko Haram Terrorists at Tumbin Gini, Abadam Local Government Area of Borno State, also led the team to Garejin Audu in Potiskum, where another terror suspect, Audu Ahmadu, (alias Condemned) aged 45 years, was arrested same day.
“Preliminary investigation confirms that Audu Ahmadu is a Boko Haram Engineer who specializes in repairs of automobiles for the Boko Haram terrorists group. It was further confirmed he was at the garage to repair 2 vehicles. The vehicles were recovered by the team, while the suspects have been taken into custody for onward movement to Joint Interrogation Centre.
“In a related development, troops of 156 Task Force Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade carried out clearance patrol yesterday. The patrol team came in contact with Boko Haram terrorists near Abalam, South West of Alagarno forest. The team engaged the terrorists who fled due superior fire power.
“The troops pursued them and discovered that they left behind 7 men, 13 women and 27 children that were held hostage at Gemri village. The patrol team also recovered 4 Dane Guns, 3 Bows and 5 packs of arrows containing 114 arrows.
“The terrorists camp was destroyed while the rescued persons have been moved to Maiduguri Internally Displaced Persons Camp.
Written by Olufunke Edidi
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