Troops involved in the ongoing counter insurgency operation in the North-East have killed a terror kingpin around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir general area of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the terror kingpin said to be wreaking havoc in the area was gunned down during a shootout with soldiers on Monday afternoon.
The Acting Army Spokesman added that the troops recovered an AK 47 rifle from the killed Boko Haram commander.
He said that four other suspected terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds during the encounter.
Usman added that the troops of the 3 Division arrested a suspected Boko Haram kingpin in Yobe State.
He gave the name of the arrested terror suspect as Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum.
He said the suspect who was now undergoing interrogation led several Boko Haram attacks in Yobe State.
“In an offensive operation to clear Boko Haram terrorists enclave around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir general area of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, a notorious Boko Haram terrorist who had been wreaking havoc on communities was gunned by our troops on Monday afternoon.
“During the operation, four other terrorists were believed to escape with gunshot wounds. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from him.
“In a related development, troops of 3 Division have arrested a suspected Boko Haram kingpin, Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum. He was tracked down and arrested at Damagum town, Yobe State yesterday.