Boko HaramCrime & PunishmentNewsTroops Apprehends Foreign Terrorist Logistics Supplier, Arms Dealer

By Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)


ABUJA —Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have arrested a terrorist informant in the Asokoro area of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja and a foreign terrorist logistics supplier and arms dealer Mallam Abatcha Bukar, and 13 other terrorists in Borno State.

Maj-Gen. Musa Danmadami, Director of Defence Media Operations who disclosed this during the biweekly update on the Armed Forces of Nigeria operations between 25th August – 8th September 2022, added that three abducted Chibok girls and 19 other kidnap victims were rescued.

“A suspected foreign logistic supplier and arms dealer to the Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province named Mallam Abatcha Bukar was equally arrested with assorted injections, two Automated Teller Machine Cards, and the sum of N294,520.00 only”.

 “Also, the troops also rescued 3 abducted Chibok girls named Jinkai Yama, Falmata Lawal, and Asabe Ali who were on serial 3, 20, and 24 of the abducted Chibok girl’s list,” Gen Danmadami said.

 He said the girls were rescued at different locations with their children and 19 other abductees.

“The troops in the Northeast neutralized 52 suspected Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province fighters and arrested 14 terrorists.

“Items recovered include, two unexploded grenades, 12 AK-47 rifles, three FN rifles, five AK47 magazines, one automatic grenade launcher, one hand grenade, one AP mine, 86 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one motorcycle, 16 bows and arrows, 7 bicycles and 10 mobile phones.

“The troops neutralized 252 terrorists while 556 suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists and their families, comprising 115 adult males, 189 females, and 252 children, surrendered to troops at different locations in the period under review, he said.

According to Gen Danmadami, the land and air component of Operation Hadin Kai on 3 September 2022 in a coordinated attack on identified terrorist enclaves at Gabchari in the Bama local government area of Borno State neutralized 200 terrorists, including 5 highly profiled commanders.

“In the Northwest, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji neutralized notorious terrorists on wanted list Dan Nijar Bala and two others.

“Relatedly, on 30 August 2022, troops arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist arms dealer named Hamza Dogo in Zamfara and recovered two AK47 rifles, 8 magazines, 200 rounds of 7.62mm, and one Pontiac vehicle.

“Consequently, within the week under review, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI neutralized 17 terrorists, arrested 38 suspected terrorists, rescued 61 civilians, recovered 10 AK47 rifles, 3 locally made guns, 4 fabricated revolver rifles, 253 rounds of 7.62mm special, 68 motorcycles, 15 mobile phones, 3 woodland camouflages, 1 police uniform, 2 pairs of combat boots, 29 rustled cattle and 2 vehicles.

“In the North Central, he said the tactical surveillance troops arrested a Boko Haram informant named Mamuda Usman (aka Bado) in Asokoro, the Federal Capital Territory.

“It was revealed that the suspect ran errands for a suspected high profiled Boko Haram Terrorist Commander in Kaduna, who is on the tracking list of security agencies,” he said.

He added that the troops while responding to distress calls on a kidnapping incident at Changal village in Mangu local government area and Pineau village in Wase local government area of Plateau State, trailed and rescued the kidnapped victims from their abductors while the kidnappers fled on sighting the troops.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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