Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the North East on Monday arrested a Boko Haram Kingpin and three women suspected to be logistics and arms suppliers for the group.
The arrest of the logistics suppliers occurred just as 5 kidnapping members of a gang who also engage in banditry were killed by soldiers after a shootout in Bauchi State. In separate statements from Army headquarters signed by Col Sani Usman, Acting Director, Defence Information, the Army said, “On Sunday afternoon, a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Adamu Nuhu was arrested at Kwaya Kusar Local Government Area, northern Borno State following a tip off by well meaning Nigerians.
“He is currently being interrogated. Similarly, at about 5.43pm on Monday, 3 women suspected to be spouses of wanted Boko Haram terrorists and logistics suppliers were arrested at Miringa market by vigilante members in the town.
“They however, handed them to troops and they also being investigated. In the same vein, “On Monday, at about 1.30pm, troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army deployed at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Ningi, on routine patrol, came across suspected kidnappers at Dutsen Makurd, Ningi Local Government Area. “The suspected kidnappers opened fire on the troops that led to exchange of gunfire between both at the end which 5 kidnappers were killed. “The patrol team recovered 3 Dane guns and other dangerous weapons from the suspects”.