Soldiers arrest Boko Haram commander


FILE PHOTO: Two arrested Boko Haram suspects

Troops of Forward Operation Base, Fika on routine patrol arrested a suspected fleeing Boko Haram terrorist, Bala Ibrahim, on Saturday.

He is believed to be a top member of the sect.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the 30-year-old suspect is an indigene of Bulabulin village in Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State, North-East Nigeria.

A statement from the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Sani Usman, said he is further being interrogated.

The statement added that following a tip off, troops deployed at Forward Operation Base, Yuga similarly ambushed and arrested four suspected kidnappers at Mundu village.

“The suspects, Yahaya Auta, aged 25; Salisu Lawal, aged 20 years; Umar Mohammed, aged 18 years; and Samaila Abubakar, were found to be in possession of one locally made six-loader single barrel gun, one…

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