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Army arrests wanted Boko Haram member, 3 terrorists’ wives

By Karls Tsokar, Abuja   |   04 October 2016   |   2:55 am

…Kill 5 suspected kidnappers in Bauchi
Troops of the Nigerian Army on patrol, arrested a wanted Boko Haram member in Northern Borno, even as members of the vigilante arrested three women, suspected to be wives of wanted terrorists in a market. Meanwhile five (5) suspected kidnappers operating in Bauchi were killed by troops in Ningi local government area of the state.

A statement issued by the spokesman of the Army Col. Sani Usman named the suspect as Adamu Nuhu, said the Boko Haram member was arrested following tip off by some good Nigerians when he was spotted, “Kwaya Kusar Local Government Area, northern Borno State”, and is being interrogated.

Usman said the arrested women are also suspected to have come to the market to acquire supplies for their wanted husbands. It reads in part, “about 5.43pm yesterday 3 women suspected to be spouses of wanted Boko Haram terrorists and logistics suppliers were arrested at Miringa market by vigilante members in the town. They however, handed them to troops and they also being investigated.”

In another development on Sunday, “troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army deployed at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Ningi, on routine patrol, came across suspected kidnappers at Dutsen Makurd, Ningi Local Government Area.

“The suspected kidnappers opened fire on the troops that led to exchange of gunfire between both at the end which 5 kidnappers were killed. The patrol team recovered 3 Dane guns and other dangerous weapons from the suspects.” It read.

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