Army smashes Boko Haram cell in Niger

Posted by News Express | 27 May 2017 | 2,983 times

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Troops of 31 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army have raided an evolving Boko Haram terrorists’ cell at Mokwa and its environs in Niger State.

Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman in a statement issued on Friday said the raid and subsequent bursting of the cell followed a painstaking surveillance that led to the arrest of three leaders of the cell, Mustapha Muhammed (Adam Bitri), Ali Saleh and Uba Mohammed at their hideout at Gidan Mai village, along Mokwa-Tegina Road.

The Army disclosed that preliminary investigation has confirmed that one of the terrorists, Mustapha Muhammed (Adam Bitri), was among the group of the Boko Haram terrorists that kidnapped the late elder statesman, Alhaji Shettima Ali Monguno, in Maiduguri on 13th May 2013 along with one Bakura (at large).

Items recovered from them, according to the Army, include Automated Teller Machines debit cards, Voters Registration cards, National Identity Cards, various mobile telephone handsets and bank tellers, among other items. The Army also said the suspects are still being interrogated.

 


Source: News Express

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