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Nigerian military nabs wanted Boko Haram kingpin near Maiduguri

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Senator Iroegbu

The Nigerian military has arrested a wanted Boko Haram Terrorists kingpin, Mr. Babagana Abubakar, in Borno State North East Nigeria. 


This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, saying the terrorists popularly known as Alagarno were captured near Maiduguri, capital of Borno State.


Usman stated: “Gallant troops of 7 Division Garrison carrying out cordon and search operations in conjunction  with troops of 195 Battalion, Mobile Policemen and CJTF, in some parts of the fringes of Maiduguri today discovered and arrested a wanted Boko Haram  terrorists group member called Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno), hiding at Bulabulim  Ngarnam community. 


“He was found hiding in a room in possession of  2 military Ballistic helmets, a pair of military desert boot, a fragment jacket, a Jersey pull over, military backpack, camouflage design  shorts, 2 voters identification cards, National identification card, amulets, camouflage T-shirts and military jungle hat.”

The DAPR said the suspect has since been moved out of the area for further interrogation. 


He said the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division,  who is also the Commander, Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya  Dole had visited the troops and conveyed the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole’s commendation to them for the painstaking efforts and professionalism . 


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