Suspected Boko Haram leader arrested by Nigerian troops

A suspected Boko Haram member identified as Bala Ibrahim were arrested by the Troops of Forward Operation Base, Fika on routine patrol  on Saturday.

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

According to investigations by the troops, it was  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.

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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 empty cartridge, two machetes, a knife, two mobile telephone handsets, two packets of Tramol tablets and the sum of 360 naira, while on their way to commit crime,” the statement added.

Brigadier General Usman said they are also currently being further investigated.


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