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Top Boko Haram Commander Surrenders To Nigerian Army

Top Boko Haram Commander Surrenders To Nigerian Army

A notorious Boko Haram Commander identified as Bulama Bukar, has surrendered to troops of the 5 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Gubio in Borno State.

Bukar operates a terrorist camp in Tapkin Chad at Gilima village of Borno State, Naija News understands and several weapons and other items were recovered from him.

The development was made known on Wednesday in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, made available on the X (formerly Twitter) page of the Army.

The surrendered Boko Haram Commander is already undergoing profiling sessions.

He said: “In the North East theatre of operations, a notorious Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Commander, identified as Bulama Bukar has surrendered to troops of 5 Brigade in Gubio. The surrendered terrorist was the commander of the BHT Camp Tapkin Chad at Gilima village in Abadam LGA of Borno state.

“Items recovered from the surrendered terrorist include one AK 47 rifle, 5 magazines, 44 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one magazine carrier jacket, one knife, one motorcycle and the sum of twenty three thousand, five hundred naira (#23,500.00) only. The suspect is currently undergoing profiling sessions.”

In other developments, as revealed in the statement by Nwachukwu, troops of the Nigerian Army also killed three suspected insurgents in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State following an actionable intelligence received on Tuesday.

Several pieces of ammunition and cash were recovered during the multiple operations.

He explained that Nigerian Army troops of 2 Battalion received actionable intelligence which led them to lay ambush for the suspected insurgents where three suspects were killed while another operation by the same troops led to the interception of an ammunition courier.

He said, “In recent operations, troops of 2 Battalion acting on actionable intelligence on 17 October 2023 staged an ambush against marauding insurgents at Udowa general area in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. During the operations, troops neutralized three insurgents in a fierce firefight, while others escaped in disarray.

“Troops recovered from the fleeing insurgents, a bandolier containing 111 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, one AK 47 magazine, 2 motorcycles, one set of high frequency communication radio and 2 mobile phones. Sadly one soldier paid the supreme price during the encounter.

“In another operation the same day, troops of 1 Brigade on a stop and search operation intercepted a suspected Ammunition courier in Birnin Magaji LGA of Zamfara State. A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was on a mission to deliver ammunition to a Bandit leader named Gishiri. The vigilant troops recovered a bag containing 224 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one mobile phone and the sum of four thousand naira (#4,000)only from the courier. The suspect is currently in custody undergoing further investigations.”

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