Taraba: Troops Apprehend Terrorist Mastermind Of Attack On Villages

By Anne Osemekeh, Abuja 

Captured terrorist Hasan Ibrahim

Troops of 6 Brigade Nigerian Army/Sector 3 Operation WHIRL STROKE (OPWS) have captured the terrorist mastermind responsible for a deadly attack on Mararaban Azagawa village in Taraba state. 

The Nigerian Army (NA) on its Facebook page, HQ Nigerian Army, said the terrorist was captured in a successful operation conducted by troops, in swift response to the attack on Sunday, 16 June 2024, which resulted in the tragic loss of five lives and numerous injuries.

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Responding to the report, the troops of 6 Brigade Sub-Sector 3A OPWS, stationed at the Forward Operating Base in Bali Local Government Area, launched a special operation to apprehend those behind the attack. 

Based on credible intelligence, the troops were able to arrest the ringleader, Hassan Ibrahim, also known as Godu. During the arrest, items such as a dane gun, cartridges and a motorcycle belonging to one of the victims were recovered from him.

The NA disclosed that Hassan Ibrahim has confessed to his involvement in the heinous act and has provided valuable information to the Brigade and is currently in custody, cooperating with authorities to help capture his collaborators. 

The commander of 6 Brigade Sector 3 OPWS, Brigadier General Kingsley Chidiebere Uwa, while applauding the public for providing useful information leading to the capture of the suspect, urged all to continue supporting the Brigade’s efforts to eliminate criminal activities in Taraba State.

“The successful capture of the terrorist mastermind is a significant achievement for the troops and a step towards restoring peace and security in the affected community. The Nigerian Army remains committed to protecting the lives and property of the citizens and will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safety of Taraba State”, the statement said.

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