Nigerian Army troops arrest wanted Boko Haram suspect

Nigerian Army troops arrest wanted Boko Haram suspect

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 1:42 pm


Bulama (in pink)  and two other suspects arrested with him

Bulama (in pink) and two other suspects arrested with him

 

Nigerian Army said a Boko Haram suspect  which was number 105 on its list of wanted members of the insurgent group,  Muhammed Bulama, was arrested arrested by troops on Tuesday  in Yobe State.

Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations said in a statement released on Wednesday morning that  Bulama was arrested along side with 2 other suspected Boko Haram terrorists; Ardo Abba Muhammed (elder brother to Bulama as claimed) and Muhammadu Kaigama, in Azare community, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, with the help of the local vigilantes in the town.

According to him, the suspects were riding on horseback and bicycle shepherding some sheep towards market when they were arrested.

The Army spokesman confirmed that during preliminary investigation, the suspected terrorist personally confirmed his photograph on the wanted list and further revealed that he specialized on rearing animals for the terrorist group.

He added that the suspect further confessed that they came to the village to sell the animals as they had ran out of cash in their hideout and would also get some food items back to for the upcoming Sallah festivity.

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