ABUJA-TROOPS of the Nigerian Army engaged within the struggle in opposition to insurgency within the North East,captured 16 high Boko Haram commanders in Borno State.
The success was achieved by a mixed troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, 21 Special Armoured Brigade and components of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), who whereas appearing on a bit of intelligence, performed a sting operation in opposition to some Boko Haram criminals hibernating round Pulka basic space of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State on Monday.
Two of the captured commanders,in line with a press release Tuesday morning by Col. Aminu Iliyasu,Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator.
The assertion, tagged:”Another setback for the Boko Haram criminals as a extra high commanders are captured by Nigerian Army troops “,read:”In yet one more profitable covert operation, the mixed troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, 21 Special Armoured Brigade and components of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), whereas appearing on a bit of intelligence, performed a sting operation in opposition to some Boko Haram criminals hibernating round Pulka basic space of Gwoza LGA, Borno State on 20th October 2019.
“The operation led to the arrest of 16 lively Boko Haram members. Preliminary investigation reveals that a few of the arrested suspects participated within the heinous assault on Pulka and Gwoza together with the barbaric execution of some Nigeria Police personnel someday in the past.
“It is heart-warming to say that 2 of the arrested Boko Haram criminals have been on the Nigerian Army most needed Boko Haram listing earlier revealed on Serials 41 and 90. The arrested suspects are: Lawan Abubakar Umar Garliga and Bayaga Manye ( on serial 41 and 90 respectively of the Nigerian Army most needed Boko Haram listing), Alhaji Umaru (a Boko Haram Logistics Supplier), Goni Agwala (Boko Haram Logistics provider), Momodu Shetene (Boko Haram Logistics Supplier and bicycles repairer), Hassan Audu (Boko Haram Logistic Supplier), Usman Manye AKA Yega ( Boko Haram Logistics provider ), Ali Lawan (Boko Haram Logistics provider) and Modu Mallum (Boko Haram Logistics provider). Others are, Modu Abubakar Jugudum, Bulama Ali, Umar Usman, Mustapha Alhaji Mele (Boko Haram Rifle man and vulcanizer), Abor Lassan, Mallum Ari and Mala Bala.
“Following the massive success recorded by the troops during the sting operation, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has commended the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj Gen Olusegun Adeniyi as well as the officers and men of Operation Lafiya Dole for this commendable feat in service of their fatherland. He also enjoined them to continue to sustain the pressure on the criminals and ensure there is no hiding place for them and their collaborators.”