Nigerian Army troops in conjunction with elements of Department of State
Services (DSS) after painstaking effort of tracking arrested 3
suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists that belonged to Albaranawi
faction, in Gombe, Gombe State.
The 3 Chadian terrorists
suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari
Abubakar were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna Areas of Gombe
metropolis. 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.
the operation, one of them, Bilal Muhammed Umar attempted to escape and
was shot on the leg. He was however apprehended and is receiving
The terrorists were also arrested with
Improvised Explosive Device (IED), materials that they could have
coupled and attack parts of the State.
The suspects are in custody undergoing preliminary investigation.
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