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Nigerian Army, SSS arrest 3 foreign terrorists planning to attack Gombe


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Ruqayyah Aliyu
The Nigerian Army troops in conjunction with operatives of State Security Services, SSS, have arrested three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists that belonged to Albarnawi faction, in Gombe, Gombe State.
A statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said they were tracked after painstaking efforts.

“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” Mr Usman, a 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. 

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During the operation, one of them, Bilal Muhammed Umar attempted to escape and was shot on the leg. He was however apprehended and is receiving medical treatment.

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

“The suspects are in custody undergoing preliminary investigation.”

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