Army arrests Boko-Haram bomb expert in Gombe

Army arrests Boko-Haram bomb expert in Gombe

- A top Boko Haram expert bomb maker has been arrested

- The military apprehended the suspect in Kaltungo town of Gombe during a joint operation with Department of State Security Service

- Troops also killed three ‘Boko-Haram’ insurgents in two separate encounters at the Bokko Hilde mountainous region

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday, April 10, said it had arrested one Adamu Hassan, a ‘Boko Haram’ insurgent who specialises in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, Army public relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, said in a statement that the military apprehended the suspect in Kaltungo town of Gombe during a joint operation with Department of State Security Service (DSS).

He said that the suspect, also known as ‘Baale’, was apprehended at a check point in the town along the busy Gombe to Yola highway during a Stop-and-Search operation.

In a separate incident,the army spokesperson disclosed that troops also killed three ‘Boko-Haram’ insurgents in two separate encounters at the Bokko Hilde mountainous region along Ngoshe to Pulka road and Mujigine general area in Borno, on April 9.

READ ALSO: Hilarious moment Nigerians spotted a self-driving car for the first time in Lagos (video)

“The troops neutralised the insurgents during clearance operations and recovered two AK 47 rifles and a motorcycle,” he said.

Nwachukwu added that in another joint operation with members of vigilante group, the troops foiled a raid by terrorists rummaging for food and logistics at Kudiye community along Dikwa to Gulumbagana road in Borno.

He said the insurgents were intercepted following a tip- off to the effect that they (insurgents) were on their way to loot the community.

According to him, the insurgents have admitted that they belong to the Abubakar Shekau’s faction, adding that they are now in custody assisting with useful information.

He said two motorcycles, bags of grains and tamarind, were recovered from them.

“It is expedient to bring to public awareness that in their desperation to survive troops’ onslaught and remain relevant, the Boko Haram terrorists have continued to make frantic efforts to infiltrate communities with Person Borne Improvised Explosive Devices ( bombers) to callously unleash terror and fear on the populace.

“Members of the public are therefore enjoined to remain vigilant and watchful while going about their normal activities, and promptly report suspicious persons or activities to appropriate security agencies.”

NAIJ.com had reported that the theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru on Wednesday, October 11, said the army killed 15 Boko Haram terrorists in Gwoza on Tuesday, October 10.

PAY ATTENTION: Read the news on Nigeria’s #1 news app

NAIJ.com gathered that Attahiru made the revelation during a press briefing at the operation’s headquarters in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. He said the terrorists ambushed troops in Gwoza and the above number of insurgents fell to soldiers’ bullets during a gunfight.

Boko Haram abducted my husband and the Gov't forgot about him - on NAIJ.com TV:

Subscribe to watch new videos

Source: Naija.ng

Related news
Do everything to get my daughter released - Leah Sharibu’s father pleads with FG

Boko Haram ultimatum: Leah Sharibu’s father pleads with FG

Boko Haram ultimatum: Leah Sharibu’s father pleads with FG
NAIJ.com
Mailfire view pixel