Troops of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday in Gombe State (North-eastern Nigeria), arrested three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists that belonged to Albaranawi faction.
They include; Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar. They were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna Areas of Gombe metropolis.
The suspects were reported to be members of Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram that operates in Chad and mostly northern part of Borno State but came to Gombe State for another heinous assignment.
A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, noted that during the operation, one of them, Bilal Muhammed Umar attempted to escape and was shot on the leg.
“He was however apprehended and is receiving medical treatment. The terrorists were also arrested with Improvised Explosive Device (IED), materials that they could have coupled and attack parts of the State.
“The suspects are in custody undergoing preliminary investigation,” the statement noted.