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Army arrests wanted B’Haram terrorist, commander


BokoHaram-GUNSThe Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, has said that an 11-year Boko Haram wanted terrorist and a commander of the terror group have been arrested by the eagled-eye troops of 7 Division Garrison at Dalori Internally Displaced Persons Camp, Maiduguri.

The arrested wanted teenager is Usman Modu Tella and he was among three other teenagers trained in Bama as suicide bombers in the state.

Teller, according to Col. Usman, appeared on number 82 of the 100 Boko Haram wanted suspects’ photographs, released by the military last October at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.
“The three other teenage Boko Haram wanted suspects, have already carried out their missions in different locations of the state,” said Usman.

He also told The Guardian in Maiduguri that the terror commander, Alhaji Kerewu Abubakar, was arrested at one of the IDPs camp in Maiduguri.

He however noted that as the displaced persons trooped to camps, the insurgents cash in and infiltrate some of the camps to attack soft targets of markets, motor parks and camps.

Usman warned: “The case of these suspects clearly indicate this point of warning. Henceforth, there is the need for proper screening of all IDPs with a view to ascertaining their true identities and verifications by managers of all resettlement camps in the affected states in the North East sub-region of the county.”

Speaking on arrests of others on the wanted list of 100, he said: “The apprehension of these terror suspects is a boost to the fight against terrorism and insurgency in that they were assisting in investigations that could lead to arrests of more suspects, including the ones on the 100 wanted list of terrorists in camps and elsewhere.”

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