Nigerian Army arrests three foreign Boko Haram suspects

Nigerian Army

Three foreigners suspected to be members of the Boko Haram were on Sunday arrested in Gombe State, the Nigerian Army said.

The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said on Sunday that the three Chadians were arrested in Gombe State.

“The three Chadian terrorists suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna Areas of Gombe metropolis,” the brigadier general 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.”

The Boko Haram are believed to be split into two factions, one led by Albarnawi, believed to be a son of the sect’s late founder, Muhammed Yusuf, and the other led by the elusive Abubakar Shekau.

The spokesperson said one of the arrested suspects, Mr. Umar, “attempted to escape and was shot on the leg. He was however apprehended and is receiving medical treatment. ”

“The terrorists were also arrested with Improvised Explosive Device (IED), materials that they could have coupled and attacked parts of the state.”

Mr. Usman said the suspects are in custody undergoing preliminary investigation.

About 100,000 people have been killed since the start of the Boko Haram insurgency in 2009. Most of the attacks happened in three north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. Most of the territory once controlled by the Boko Haram in those states have been retaken by Nigerian forces.


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  • Tommy Soto

    who is recruiting and paying these foreign mercenaries?

    • George

      Your president himself Buhari or did you forgot the Baboons and Monkeys directive he gave.

      He is a coward after OBJ

      • Tommy Soto

        “George 19 hours ago

        I want Buhari dead now now with his useless generations.

        I hate him badly and his tribe/region the uncircumcised animals which they are.”


        may your hate and bigotry consume every fiber of your mind and soul!

        • Tunji Olarewaju


          • Bakanridi

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          • Tunji Olarewaju

            Do you read Tommy Soto’s and my posts at all? Read them again, we’re on the same page with you, man

        • Bakanridi

          Remember those wishing others dead die early and prematurely. We have seen many examples.
          The more animals and empty headed like you hate PMB, the more millions love him.

  • Alex

    More than 50% of those living in the North are forginer.

    • Bakanridi

      More than 95% of those living in the South are foreigners including you (Alex); that is why they are bombing the nation’s pipelines frequently and hate any other person that is not from their region.