Troops arrest Boko Haram leader, destroy IED factory

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[contextly_auto_sidebar id=”czGwrLlfwsdqt8sv3DpXKhnDliCPEG6S”]The Nigerian Army on Monday announced that it troops in the north east have seperately arrested a Boko Haram Terrorist kingpin, Mr John Trankil and wanted suspect Danladi Abdullahi in Maiduguri.
The troops of the Seven Division Garrison, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the arrest of Trankil at Kasuwar Shanu in Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State.

On Saturday, the Department of State Services arrested a Boko Haram terrorist, Danladi Abdullahi, at Moduganari area of Maiduguri metropolis, who is one of the 100 declared wanted terrorist by the Nigerian Army.

The defence Headquarters, in a statement said it uncovered in preliminary investigation that nine suspected terrorists had sneaked into Maiduguri with armed with AK 47 assault rifles and a Hilux vehicle laden with 20 Improvised Explosive Devices meant to be detonated at some selected targets in the city.

The Nigerian Army said it troops of 21 Brigade with the support from the Nigerian Air Force, discovered discovered a factory where improvised explosives are made and destroyed terrorists’ Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and Rocket making factory along Bama-Gonin Kurmi within the outskirts of Bama town also in Borno State.

Other items recovered includes gas cylinders, welding machine, pipes and poles and locally made rocket shells as well as large quantity of assorted chemicals, unprimed IEDs and various technical and laboratory equipment suspected to be stolen from schools’ laboratories around Bama.

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Mahmood Abubakar, a Major General commended the troops, urging them to be more vigilant and security conscious particularly at all check points, markets, worship centres, motor parks and schools.