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Army arrests 2 most wanted Boko Haram commanders, 14 others

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The Nigerian Army said it has captured two most wanted commanders of Boko Haram terrorists and 14 other members of the group.

The army operations’ media coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday said the terrorists were arrested during a sting operation at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno.

Noting that the arrest was made in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), Iliyasu explained that preliminary investigation revealed that some of the suspects took part in the attack on Pulka and Gwoza including the killing of some Nigeria Police personnel some time ago.

He said it was heartwarming to note that two of the arrested Boko Haram criminals have been on the army’s most wanted list earlier published on serials 41 and 90.

He gave their names as Lawan Garliga and Bayaga Manye, serial 41 and 90 respectively.

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He said, “Others are Boko Haram Logistics Supplier which are Alhaji Umaru, Goni Agwala, Momodu Shetene, Hassan Audu, Usman Manye akaYega, Ali Lawan and Modu Mallum.

“They also include Modu Abubakar Jugudum, Bulama Ali, Umar Usman, Mustapha Alhaji Mele (Boko Haram Rifle man and vulcanizer), Abor Lassan, Mallum Ari and Mala Bala.”

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