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Terrorism: Troops Arrest High Profile Boko Haram Terrorist, Raid IED Materials Hub In The Northeast

Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have arrested a high profile Boko Haram member and raided Boko Haram Improvised Explosive Devices materials hub in Damboa and Gashua Local Government Areas of Borno and Yobe States respectively. These operational feats  were recorded following  robust operations conducted by troops of OPHK.

Following a tip off, a wanted BH/ISWAP terrorist, one Yawi Modu,  who has been on the wanted list was nabbed along Damboa-Wajiroko road.

Relatedly, troops have successfully busted a Urea Fertilzer syndicate known for supplying terrorists with IED materials. The market is  believed to be the notorious hub for IED materials for BHT/ISWAP.

In the sting operation conducted, a total of Two Hundred and Eighty One  50 Kg bags of Urea were recovered from the warehouses in the market and two notorious BHT distributors were also arrested.

Recall that Urea fertilizer has been banned by Government because its  use as a major component for manufacturing IED by terrorists. The suspects and materials recovered are currently undergoing preliminary investigation.

Credit: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu

Director Army Public Raltions, DH DHQ

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