Nigerian troops gun down Boko Haram terrorist, arrest kingpin
Nigerian troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeastern state of Borno have scored a bull’s eye in its offensive to clear Boko Haram terrorists enclave around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir general area of Gwoza Local Government Area of the state.
The troops gunned down a notorious Boko Haram militant that had constituted an unrelenting torment among the communities, according to the Acting Director, Army Public Relations,Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
Usman said in a statement Tuesday that during the operation four other terrorists were believed to have escaped with gun shot wounds. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from him, the statement said.
Usman also announced that troops of 3 Division had arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorists group kingpin, Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum, after he had been tracked down at Damagum town, Yobe State on Monday.
As a high profile Boko Haram terrorists' group member, he has led Boko Haram members on various attacks especially in Yobe State,the statement disclosed.
The suspect is currently undergoing interrogation with a view to arraigning him soon, Colonel Usman said.
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