Nigeria troops have captured a Boko Haram kingpin, Bulama Modu, along the Banki axis of Borno, alongside 43 other Boko Haram terrorists.
Army acting spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the troops also rescued 241 women and children from the insurgents during the operation, and arms and ammunition, bows and arrows and a horse were recovered from Bulama.
According to the statement, the success of the latest operations was a confirmation of the Army’s earlier claim that the terrorists were abandoning their commanders and burying weapons.
The statement reads: “Please recall that yesterday advancing troops along Banki axis were making tremendous progress in which they cleared 2 Boko Haram terrorists camps at Jangurori and Bulatori villages.
“In addition to that, the troops have also arrested 43 suspected Boko Haram terrorists including one of the Boko Haram kingpins in the area, Bulama Modu, who is an ‘Amir’ of Bulakuri.
“To further confirm what was said earlier about the terrorists abandoning their commanders and burying weapons, one Mohammed Modu led troops to where he buried his AK-47 rifle at Jangurori village.
“Apart from arms and ammunition, bows and arrows recovered from Bulama Modu, the kingpin, a horse to enhance his deadly pursuits, was also recovered.’’
The statement added that troops operating around Wudla village arrested another terrorist leader, Aji Gambo, who revealed to them during interrogation that the Boko Haram terrorists who attacked Kirawa and Kolofata in northern Cameroon were from Dara Jamel village in Nigeria.