Troops kill notorious Boko haram member, arrest kingpin
Press statement from the Nigerian Army
In an offensive operation to clear Boko Haram terrorists enclave around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir general area of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, a notorious Boko Haram terrorist that had been wrecking havoc among the communities was gunned by our troops on Monday afternoon. During the operation 4 other terrorists were believed to escape with gun shotwounds. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from him.
In a related development, troops of 3 Division have arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorists group kingpin, Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum. He was tracked down and arrested at Damagum town, Yobe State yesterday.A high profile Boko Haram terrorists’ group member, he has led Boko Haram members on various attacks especially in Yobe State. The suspect is currently undergoing interrogation with a view to arraign him soon. Thank you for your usual cooperation. Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations