Nigerian Army arrests 16 Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of 16 Boko Haram terrorists, including two top commanders of the sect during a sting operation.

Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, disclosed this development in a statement on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

He said that the terrorists were arrested at Pulka in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force.

Iliyasu said a preliminary investigation revealed that some of the suspects participated in the attack on Pulka and Gwoza including the killing of some Nigeria Police personnel some time ago.

He said they are Lawan Garliga and Bayaga Manye, serial 41 and 90 respectively.

“Others are Boko Haram Logistics Supplier which are Umaru, Goni Agwala, Momodu Shetene, Hassan Audu, Usman Manye aka Yega, Ali Lawan and Modu Mallum.

“They also include Modu Abubakar Jugudum, Bulama Ali, Umar Usman, Mustapha Alhaji Mele (Boko Haram Rifle man and vulcanizer), Abor Lassan, Mallum Ari and Mala Bala” he said.