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High ranking wanted Boko Haram member surrenders to Nigerian Army



High ranking wanted Boko Haram member surrenders to Nigerian Army

A high ranking Boko Haram group members, Bulama Kailani Mohammed Metele, has thrown in the towel and handed himself over to 145 Task Force Battalion, 5 Brigade troops at Damasak.

The terrorist kingpin was among those whose pictures appeared as wanted terrorists, in a recent poster by the Nigerian army. His serial number is 253 on the Nigerian Army’s list of wanted members of the group.

This was disclosed in a statement released on Saturday in Maiduguri by Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, Army spokesman.

According to Usman, Metele is from Tumbun Bera in Borno and is a member of Mamman Nur’s faction under the leadership of Abu Mustapha.

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Usman said, “He is currently undergoing further interrogation.’’

The Army spokesman also revealed on Saturday that troops of 158 Task Force Battalion of 5 Brigade following a tip-off, have captured two suspected Boko Haram terrorists who were on survey mission in Kareto and Dangalti villages.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the two suspects were on inspection mission to find communities the terrorist group can possibly attack easily.



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