Army Captures Two Boko Haram Commmanders
The Nigerian Army has arrested 16 Boko Haram terrorists, including two top commanders of the sect in a sting operation.
Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator Col. Aminu Iliyasu in a statement on Tuesday said the army in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) arrested the terrorists at Pulka in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno.
He said a preliminary investigation revealed that some of the suspects were involved in the killings of some Nigeria Police personnel some time ago and two of them have been on the army most wanted Boko Haram list earlier published on Serials 41 and 90.
He said the two on the list are Lawan Garliga and Bayaga Manye, serial 41 and 90 respectively.
“Others are Boko Haram Logistics Supplier which are: Alhaji Umaru, Goni Agwala, Momodu Shetene, Hassan Audu, Usman Manye akaYega, Ali Lawan and Modu Mallum.
“They also include Modu Abubakar Jugudum, Bulama Ali, Umar Usman, Mustapha Alhaji Mele (Boko Haram Rifle man and vulcanizer), Abor Lassan, Mallum Ari and Mala Bala,” he said.
Iliyasu said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, had commended the officers and men of Operation Lafiya Dole following the success recorded by the troops during the sting operation
“He also enjoined them to continue to sustain the pressure on the criminals and ensure there is no hiding place for them and their collaborators,” he said (NAN)