On Sunday afternoon, Nigerian Army troops, in conjunction with elements of the Department of State Services (DSS), after painstaking efforts of tracking, arrested 3 suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists that belonged to the Albaranawi faction in Gombe, Gombe State.
The three Chadian terrorist suspects - Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar - were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna areas of Gombe metropolis. They were reported to be members of Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram that operates in Chad and mostly northern part of Borno State but came to Gombe State for another heinous assignment.
During the operation, one of them, Bilal Muhammed Umar, attempted to escape and was shot in the leg. He was, however, apprehended and is receiving medical treatment.
The terrorists were also arrested with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials that they could have assembled and used to attack parts of the State.
The suspects are in custody undergoing preliminary investigation.
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Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director of Public Relations