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, a statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations said.
During the operation, one of them, Bilal Muhammed Umar attempted to escape and was shot on the leg. He was however apprehended and said to be receiving medical treatment.
The terrorists were also aid to be arrested with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials that they could have coupled and attack parts of the State.
The suspects are said to be in custody undergoing preliminary investigation.