Ogbeta.ng: Nigerian Troops Kill Notorious Boko Haram Member, Arrest Kingpin (Photos)

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Nigerian Troops Kill Notorious Boko Haram Member, Arrest Kingpin (Photos)

Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum 

The Nigerian troops have apprehended another important figure in the Boko Haram circle who has helped in orchestrating deadly attacks on the civilian populace. This occurred during a recent operation in the North Eastern part of Nigeria with several weapons recovered.

Read press statement from the Nigerian Army below;

In an offensive operation to clear Boko Haram terrorists enclave around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir general area of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, a notorious Boko Haram terrorist that had been wrecking havoc among the communities was gunned by our troops on Monday afternoon.

During the operation 4 other terrorists were believed to escape with gun shotwounds. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from him. In a related development, troops of 3 Division have arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorists group kingpin, Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum.

One of the weapons recovered 

Corpse of a Boko Haram fighter 

He was tracked down and arrested at Damagum town, Yobe State yesterday. A high profile Boko Haram terrorists’ group member, he has led Boko Haram members on various attacks especially in Yobe State. The suspect is currently undergoing interrogation with a view to arraign him soon.

Thank you for your usual cooperation.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations

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