Troops of Sector 5, 27 Task Force Brigade, 3 Division, in conjunction the Civilian JTF from Maiduguri on Thursday June 17, arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Ibrahim Jagwal, aged 38 at Gishiwa Dabua area of Potiskum, Yobe State.
The suspected terrorist who turned out to be the Ameer 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, was arrested same day.
The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, stated that preliminary investigation has confirmed that Audu Ahmadu is a Boko Haram engineer who specializes in repairs of automobiles for the terrorist group.
“It was further confirmed he was at the garage to repair two vehicles. The vehicles were recovered by the team, while the suspects have been taken into custody for onward movement to Joint Interrogation Centre,” he said.
In a related development, troops of 156 Task Force Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade carried out clearance patrol also on Thursday.
“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 seven men, 13 women and 27 children that were held hostage at Gemri village.
“The patrol team also recovered four Dane guns, three bows and five packs of arrows containing 114 arrows.
“The terrorists’ camp was destroyed while the rescued persons have been moved to Maiduguri Internally Displaced Persons Camp.”