- A wanted Boko Haram terrorist has been apprehended by troops combating insurgency
- The terrorist, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno), was found hiding in a room in possession of some items
- Some of the items include 2 military ballistic helmets, a pair of military desert boot, a fragment jacket, a jersey pull over, military backpack, camouflage design shorts
- Other items are two voters identification cards, national identification card, amulets, camouflage T-shirts and military jungle hat
Troops have arrested a wanted Boko Haram member identified as Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri.
The disclosure was made in a statement on Thursday, January 10, by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, director general of army public relations.
Legit.ng gathers that the suspect was apprehended by combined troops of 195 Battalion, Mobile Policemen and Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
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The statement read: "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 discovered and arrested a wanted Boko Haram terrorists group member called Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno), hiding at Bulabulim Ngarnam community.
Babagana Abubakar. Photo credit: HQ Nigerian Army.
"He was found hiding in a room in possession of 2 military Ballistic helmets, a pair of military desert boot, a fragment jacket, a Jersey pull over, military backpack, camouflage design shorts, 2 voters 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 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."
Legit.ng previously reported that the inspector general of police intelligence team arrested a suspected Boko Haram leader simply identified as Umar in Lagos.
Umar, who was arrested on Thursday, December 20, 2018, is the most deadly and most wanted Boko Haram leader in Abuja, and the mastermind of the Kuje and Nyanya Abuja bombings of 2015.
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The suspect was also said to have been the grand commander of the jailbreak of the prison in Niger state in early 2018.'
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