Posted by News Express | 27 February 2017 | 3,080 times
The Nigerian Army on Sunday night announced the tracking down and arrest of three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists belonging to Albaranawi faction, in Gombe, Gombe State. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement that the operation was carried out in conjunction with elements of the Department of State Services (DSS).
He said: “The 3 Chadian terrorist suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar, were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna Areas of Gombe metropolis. 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.
“The suspects are in custody undergoing preliminary investigation.”
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