Army, SSS, Conducts Another Raid On Suspected Boko Haram Hideout In Sokoto

Abubakar ShekauA hideout used by suspected Boko Haram insurgents was on Sunday night raided and a suspect, Mubarak, alias Dan Hajiya, was arrested, the 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Sokoto, said on Monday.

Captain Yahaya Musa, spokesman of the brigade, said at a news briefing in Sokoto that the operation was jointly carried out with operatives of the State Security Service (SSS).

He explained that the operation was in continuation of the series of raids by security agencies to rid Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states of some fleeing insurgents from volatile states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

“Troops of the brigade have in the past few days intensified raids on the hideouts of these suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

“We have also made several arrests and investigations are ongoing; so this is the only one we can authoritatively confirm now.

“But I can, however, authoritatively confirm that there were no deaths recorded either on the side of the insurgents or the military and SSS,’’ he said.

Mr. Musa said that arms and ammunition were recovered from the house of the suspect at Nakasari area of Sokoto. He said that items recovered included three AK-47 riffles, one riot gun, 153 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunitions, explosives, three cartons of acid, knock-outs, chemicals and thermometers.

He appealed to the residents to shun rumours and urged them to sustain the tempo of support and cooperation with the security agencies.



  1. My Advise to the Military/SSS is that whenever any leader of this ill-dispose Boko-haram are arrested, they should be taken to undisclosed location, get all useful information and let them be silenced cus they’ve also silence lots of innocent citizen plus service personal. ” innocent blood are in the hand of Northern Elders & past Leaders”.

    • You are right my guy. I have always said that the best way to handle these people is to torture them to death in an undisclosed location, a place that will be referred to as Nigerian’s Guantanamo.


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