A commander of the Boko Haram sect has been arrested by the military in Miaduguri, Borno State, Spokesman of the Lt-Col. MusaSagir, confirmed the arrest of the suspect yesterday.
In a statement he sent tojournalists in Maiduguri, Musa said his men arrested “a notorious Boko Haram commander, known as ShuaibuMohammed Bama, who has been on the list of wanted terrorists group operating between Bamaand Maiduguri in a serving senator’s house (name withheld) along DamboaRoad, Government Reserved Area (GRA) of Maiduguri, Borno state.”
Sagir said the arrest took place on Thursday at 11a.m. He added that “the suspected Boko Haram members launched multiple attacks at different locations of the JTF troops in Sinimari and Lagos streets of Gwangearea and that all the attacks were repelled by JTF
He noted that a follow up was conducted on Friday which led to shootings and the recovery of two AK47 rifles, 55 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunitions, large quantity of Impoverished Explosive Devices (IEDs) materials and a notorious commander of the sect, one, BakuraKulima a.k.a. Bin Walid was killed during the exchange of fire with troops.
A Chinese construction worker, three soldiers and 10 civilians were killed yesterday in Maiduguri as members of the Boko Haram held the town hostage.
Recently, three Indians, a Ghanaian were killed by insurgents in Gubio, It was gathered that the Chinese was shot yesterday morning by suspected terrorists at his company’s construction site and was rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).
He was said to have given up the ghost on the way to the hospital.
The killing of the Chinese caused confusion in the town while Chinese nationals in the arearan for safety.
At the Lagos street axis where the Chinese was killed, bodies of two persons allegedly killed by soldiers in the milieu that followed were found on the street.
There were allegation that many houses were set ablaze by the ravaging soldiers forcing many residents of the area to flee.
In other parts of the town, eight civilians including a pharmacist, automobile technician and some traders were killed by suspected Boko Haram members.
Three soldiers were also killed when the terrorist attacked a military checkpoint in the town.
The pharmacist was killed at Old Maiduguri, while five persons shot dead at Bayan quarters and two others at Abbaganaram area in the yesterday morning.
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