The Nigerian troops say they have arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist.
The suspect, the Army claims, was arrested at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the fringes of Maiduguri in Borno State.
In an electronic release signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, and tweeted via the Nigerian Army’s verified Twitter handle @HQNigerianArmy, the Army said:
“Gallant troops of 7 Division Garrison, carrying out cordon and search operations in conjunction with troops of 195 Battalion, Mobile Policemen and CJTF in some parts of the fringes of Maiduguri, today (Friday) discovered and arrested a wanted Boko Haram terrorists group member called Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno), hiding at Bulabulim Ngarnam community.
“He was found hiding in a room in possession of two military ballistic helmets, a pair of military desert boot, a fragment jacket, a jersey pull over, military backpack, camouflage design shorts, two voter identification cards, national identification card, amulets, camouflage T-shirts and military jungle hat.
“He has since been moved out of the area for further interrogation.”
The e-release added that “the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, who is also the Commander, Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya Dole, had visited the troops and conveyed the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole’s commendation to them for the painstaking efforts and professionalism.”