Acting Nigerian Army Public Relations Officer, Col. Sani Usman has said that troops of 3 Division in conjunction with civilian JTF has arrested two top commanders of the Boko Haram sect, Thursday.
In a press statement, the Army said the arrests were effected in Your State.
“Today, Thursday 17th June 2016, troops of Sector 5, 27 Task Force Brigade, 3 Division, in conjunction Civilian JTF from Maiduguri arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Ibrahim Jagwal, aged 38 at Gishiwa Dabua area of Potiskum, Yobe State” the statement said.
It continued: “The suspected terrorist who turned out to be the Ameer (commander) 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 to 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”.