Nigerian Army arrests Boko Haram commanders, others

Nigerian Army arrests Boko Haram commanders, others

- Two Boko Haram commanders and 14 other insurgents have been arrested by the Nigerian Army

- According to the Army, the suspects participated in the attack on Pulka and Gwoza including the execution of some police personnel sometime ago

- The terrorists were said to be hibernating around Pulka general area of Gwoza local government area of Borno state on Sunday, October 20

The Nigerian Army troops have arrested 2 Boko Haram commanders and 14 other insurgents who participated in the attack on Pulka and Gwoza including the execution of some police personnel sometime ago.

In a statement by the Nigerian Army (NA) operations media coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, which was posted on NA's Facebook page on Wednesday, October 23, the operation was carried out by the combined troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, 21 Special Armoured Brigade and elements of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), while acting on a piece of intelligence.

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The army said the terrorists were hibernating around Pulka general area of Gwoza local government area of Borno state on Sunday, October 20.

The statement read: "The operation led to the arrest of 16 active Boko Haram members. Preliminary investigation reveals that some of the arrested suspects participated in the heinous attack on Pulka and Gwoza including the barbaric execution of some Nigeria Police personnel sometime ago.

"It is heart-warming to mention that 2 of the arrested Boko Haram criminals have been on the Nigerian Army most wanted Boko Haram list earlier published on Serials 41 and 90."

According to the Nigerian Army, the arrested suspects include: Lawan Abubakar Umar Garliga and Bayaga Manye (on serial 41 and 90 respectively of the Nigerian Army most wanted Boko Haram list), Alhaji Umaru (a Boko Haram logistics supplier), Goni Agwala (Boko Haram logistics supplier), Momodu Shetene (Boko Haram logistics supplier and bicycles repairer).

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Others are: Hassan Audu (Boko Haram logistic supplier), Usman Manye AKA Yega ( Boko Haram logistics supplier ), Ali Lawan (Boko Haram logistics supplier), Modu Mallum (Boko Haram logistics supplier), Modu Abubakar Jugudum, Bulama Ali, Umar Usman, Mustapha Alhaji Mele (Boko Haram rifle man and vulcanizer), Abor Lassan, Mallum Ari and Mala Bala.

Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, October 16, inaugurated the 2020 Emblem Appeal Launch for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration with a donation of N10 million on behalf of the federal government.

The president made the donation shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.

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