TROOPS of 7 Division Garrison have captured a wanted Boko Haram terrorist,Babagana Abubakar Alagarno, in Borno State. Babagana Abubakar the Wanted Boko Haram Terrorist nabbed by Troops with uniforms of security operatives.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman,who disclosed this in a statement, Friday morning,said the troops captured the terrorist, while carrying out cordon and search operations in conjunction with troops of 195 Battalion, Mobile Policemen and CJTF, in some parts of the fringes of Maiduguri, yesterday.
The statement said the troops, while carrying out the operation,”discovered and arrested a wanted Boko Haram terrorists (akagroup member called Babagana Abubakar Alagarno), hiding at Bulabulim Ngarnam community.” “He was found hiding in a room in possession of two military Blballistic helmets, a pair of military desert boot, a fragment jacket, a jersey pull over, military backpack, camouflage design shorts, two voters identification cards, national identification card, amulets, camouflage T-shirts and military jungle hat. “He has since been moved out of the area for further interrogation,” the statement said.
It added that “the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, who is also the Commander, Sector 1 of Operation LAFIYA DOLE had visited the troops and conveyed the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole’s commendation to them for the painstaking efforts and professionalism.
However, this is coming after the Authorities at the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole, a military counterinsurgency outfit in North-east Nigeria, Thursday, threatened to treat civilians who hide useful information about Boko Haram as terrorists.
According to a statement signed by the spokesman of counterinsurgency operation, Onyema Nwachukwu, the military “would not be kind” to those who were aware of clandestine movements of Boko Haram into communities around Maiduguri and fail to report such to the relevant security authorities.
Mr Nwachukwu, an army colonel, said the military has credible information that Boko Haram are moving into communities to “indoctrinate, recruit fresh members and asking others to vacate their homes”.
“There is credible information and evidence that in a bid to further intensify their psychological war and instil fear on the citizens, some elements of Boko Haram terrorists have infiltrated some villages in the fringes of Maiduguri city,” said Mr Nwachukwu, a deputy director, army public relations.
“They (Boko Haram) have clandestinely been going about threatening innocent residents, warning them to vacate their homes. In the same vein, So far, out of fear, several inhabitants have moved out of their ancestral homes. Consequently