The Nigerian Army on Sunday said troops in conjunction with elements of Department of State Services (DSS) after painstaking effort of tracking arrested three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists that belonged to Albaranawi faction, in Gombe, Gombe State.
A statement from Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said: “The three Chadian terrorist’s suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna Areas of Gombe metropolis.”
He said they were reported to be members of Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram that operates in Chad and mostly northern part of Borno State but came to Gombe State for another heinous assignment.
He added that during the operation, one of them, Bilal Muhammed Umar attempted to escape and was shot on the leg. He was however apprehended and is receiving medical treatment.
He also said the terrorists were also arrested with Improvised Explosive Device (IED), materials that they could have coupled and attack parts of the State.
He further stated that the suspects are in custody undergoing preliminary investigation.