Notorious B/Haram Commander Surrenders To Troops In Borno

A notorious Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) Commander, identified as Bulama Bukar, has surrendered to troops of the 5 Brigade in Gubio, Borno State.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday, said Bukar’s surrender is a consequence of troops’ sustained and ongoing aggressive operations against insurgency across the country.

TheFact Daily learns that the surrendered terrorist was the commander of the BHT Camp Tapkin Chad at Gilima village in Abadam LGA of Borno state.

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Items recovered from the surrendered terrorist include one AK 47 rifle, 5 magazines, 44 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one magazine carrier jacket, one knife, one motorcycle, and the sum of twenty-three thousand, five hundred naira (N23,500.00) only. The suspect is currently undergoing profiling sessions.

In a similar recent operation, troops of 2 Battalion, acting on actionable intelligence on 17 October 2023 staged an ambush against marauding insurgents at Udowa general area in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.

During the operations, troops neutralized three insurgents in a fierce firefight, while others escaped in disarray. Items recovered from the fleeing insurgents include a bandolier containing 111 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, one AK 47 magazine, 2 motorcycles, one set of high-frequency communication radio, and 2 mobile phones.

Sadly one soldier paid the supreme price during the encounter.

In another operation on the same day, troops of 1 Brigade on a stop and search operation intercepted a suspected ammunition courier in Birnin Magaji LGA of Zamfara State.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was on a mission to deliver ammunition to a bandit leader named Gishiri. The vigilant troops recovered a bag containing 224 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one mobile phone, and the sum of four thousand naira (N4,000) only from the courier.

The suspect is currently in custody undergoing further investigations.




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