Troops Arrest Top Boko Haram Member in Bauchi

The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that troops operating in the North East of the country have arrested a suspected a top Boko Haram militant, Aliyu Ahmed, alias “Aliko.”
The army spokesman, Brig-Gen Sani Usman, said in a statement that “Aliko” was arrested on Friday by troops of 33 Brigade following a tip off in Yuga village, Toro local government area of Bauchi State, where he has been hiding.
The army also said troops intercepted four child traffickers and 19 under aged children in Yobe.
Usman said, “He was found to be in possession of one single barrel gun and one Dane gun.
“During preliminary interrogation, he confessed that he actively participated in several Boko Haram terrorists’ attacks and also owned an AK-47 rifle which he lost during one of the attacks they carried out in 2016. “His interrogation continued,” he said.
He said the four traffickers, who were arrested by of troops of Bravo Company, 120 Battalion at Katarko, were conveying the 19 children from Potiskum to Garin Tuwo, Bungai and Buni Yadi in Gujba local government area of Yobe and Galarabala in Biu local government area of Borno.
“Both the suspected traffickers and their victims have been moved to the Brigade Headquarters for transfer to National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons,” the army spokesman said.

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