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Nigerian Soldiers Kill ‘Notorious’ Boko Haram Insurgent

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigeria army says it has killed a notorious Boko Haram insurgent in a shoot-out in Borno state.

Army Spokes man, Col. Sani Usman, who revealed this on Tuesday, said troops also arrested a suspected kingpin of the terrorist group.

“In an offensive operation to clear Boko Haram terrorists enclave around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir general area of Gwoza local government area of Borno state, a notorious Boko Haram terrorist that had been wreaking havoc among the communities was gunned by our troops on Monday afternoon,” Usman said.

“During the operation four other terrorists were believed to escape with gunshot wounds. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from him.”

He added that in a related development, troops of the third division arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist group kingpin, Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum.

“He was tracked down and arrested at Damagum town, Yobe State yesterday,” Usman said, describing him as a high-profile Boko Haram member.

“He has led Boko Haram members on various attacks especially in Yobe State. The suspect is currently undergoing interrogation with a view to arraign him soon,” he said.