News reaching our disposal have it that the Nigerian Army assigned to Forward Operation based in Potiskum has arrested a notorious Boko Haram Leader nicknamed “Pepper” in Yobe state.
The suspect, a 35-year-old man called Abubaka Adamu was arrested around New Prison area, Potiskum, Potiskum local government area, Yobe state.
It was learnt that Adamu was arrested on Sunday, May 14 by the Troops of 233 Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade, of the Nigerian army.
According to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Adamu was arrested with the help of local vigilantes. Preliminary investigation shows that the suspected terrorist hailed from Yerimara village, Potiskum LGA and that he has participated in carrying out attacks and other terrorists activities in the north east. Investigation is still ongoing.
In a related development, combined troops of 231and 331 Battalions foiled an armed robbery attempt at Chanchara village, Shani LGA. They recovered an AK-47 Rifle, Machetes and ammunition.
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