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Army Busts Boko Haram Cell in Niger


The Nigerian Army said it has arrested three leaders of the Boko Haram terrorist group and recovered incriminating items from them.
The Army Spokesman, Brig-General Sani Usman, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said it busted the Boko Haram cell at Mokwa in Niger State on Thursday.
He named the suspects as Mustapha Muhammed (Adam Bitri), Ali Saleh and Uba Mohammed.
Usman said they were picked up at their hideout at Gidan Mai village on Mokwa-Tegina Road.
“Preliminary investigation has confirmed that one of the terrorists, Mustapha Muhammed (Adam Bitri), along with one Bakura (at large), was among the group of the Boko Haram terrorists that kidnapped the late elder statesman, Alhaji Shettima Ali Monguno, in Maiduguri on May 13, 2013.
“Items recovered from them include Automated Teller Machines debit cards, Voter Registration cards, National Identity Cards, various mobile telephones and bank tellers, among other items.
“The terrorists are currently being further interrogated”, Usman said.

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