Army Arrests Three Suspected Chadian Boko Haram Terrorists

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    The Nigerian Army says it has arrested three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists in Gombe State, northeast Nigeria.

    According to a statement by the Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the arrest was carried out in conjunction with the Department of State Services (DSS), after a painstaking effort of tracking the suspects.

    The suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar, were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna areas of Gombe metropolis.

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    They were reported to be members of Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram that operates in Chad and mostly northern part of Borno State.

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    During the operation, Bilal Muhammed Umar attempted to escape and was shot on the leg, apprehended afterwards and presently receiving medical treatment.

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    The suspects, who were also arrested with Improvised Explosive Device (IED), are currently in custody undergoing preliminary investigation.

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