Boko Haram: 5 terrorists killed, 2 arrested in North East


Troops of 33 Artillery Brigade on April 5, 2018 arrested one Saidu Hamidu Jenga, 33, along Maiduguri bye pass, Bauchi in connection with BOKO Haram activities.

A statement from Texas CHukwu, Brigadier General and Director Army Public Relations said, the suspect was allegedly overheard discussing about movement of arms and ammunition on phone.

“Items recovered include one techno phone with two sim cards as well as N6,870 cash,” the statement said.

Similarly, troops of operation LAFIYA DOLE have arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Umar Ali, 59, from Mirnga village in Biu Local Government Area of Borno state.

“He was arrested at Galdimare ward in Biu town. Preliminary investigation revealed that he had been participating in Boko Haram activities in the area.

“The public is hereby advised to always give useful information to the security agency to aid them in carrying out assigned tasks,” the statement added

In another development, troops of operation LAFIYA DOLE on 6 April, 2018 neutralise suspected BOKO Haram terrorists in Barkin Dutse area of Adamawa State following a distress call from hunters.

The terrorists on sighting the troops opened fire which resulted in exchange of fire. Five Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized while some escaped into nearby caves during the encounter. Also, one hunter lost his life during the operation.

“Items recovered include 5 AK 47 rifles and 5 magazines loaded with 22 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition.

“Troops are in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.

“The public is therefore advised to report any suspicious movements in their area to the security agency for prompt action,” the statement said.

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