Nigerian Army arrest more Boko Haram commanders in Borno

The Nigerian army has arrested two Boko Haram commanders Lawan Abubakar Umar Garliga and Bayaga Manye.

The duo were arrested by the combined troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, 21 Special Armoured Brigade and elements of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) while acting on a piece of intelligence conducted.

A statement from the army noted that the team carried out a sting operation against the terrorists while they were hibernating around Pulka general area of Gwoza local government area in Borno state on Sunday, October 20.


The operation was said to have led to the arrest of 16 active Boko Haram members.

The arrested suspects are on serial 41 and 90 respectively of the Nigerian Army most wanted Boko Haram list.

Meanwhile, as Nigeria continues its quest to route out criminal elements within its borders, three JF- 17 fighter aircraft would soon be added into the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to boost its operations.


This was disclosed by the Pakistani Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, during a visit to the headquarters of the NAF in Abuja on Monday, October 14.





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