Nigeria: Soldiers arrest another Boko Haram commander
By Mohammad Ibrahim
June 17 ( Abuja) Troops of Sector 5, 27 Task Force Brigade, 3 Division, in conjunction Civilian JTF from Maiduguri arrested a suspected Boko Haram militant, Ibrahim Jagwal, aged 38 at Gishiwa Dabua area of Potiskum, Yobe State.
The suspected militant who turned out to be the Ameer (commander) of the militants at Tumbin Gini, Abadam Local Government Area of Borno State, also led the soldiers to Garejin Audu in Potiskum, where another terror suspect, Audu Ahmadu, (alias Condemned) aged 45 years, was arrested same day.
Preliminary investigation confirms that Audu Ahmadu is a Boko Haram Engineer who specializes in repairs of automobiles for the Boko Haram group. It was further confirmed he was at the garage to repair 2 vehicles.
The vehicles were recovered by the team, while the suspects have been taken into custody for onward movement to Joint Interrogation Centre. In a related development, troops of 156 Task Force Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade carried out clearance patrol yesterday.
The patrol team came in contact with Boko Haram militants near Abalam, South West of Alagarno forest. The team engaged them and they fled due superior fire power. The troops pursued them and discovered that they left behind 7 men, 13 women and 27 children that were held hostage at Gemri village.
The patrol team also recovered 4 Dane Guns, 3 Bows and 5 packs of arrows containing 114 arrows. The militants camp was destroyed while the rescued persons have been moved to Maiduguri Internally Displaced Persons Camp.