The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest of 16 Boko Haram terrorists including two top commanders of the sect during a sting operation.
Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement on Tuesday, October 22nd in Abuja said that the terrorists were arrested at Pulka in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
Iliyasu disclosed that the arrest was made in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force. He said preliminary investigation revealed that some of the suspects participated in the attack on Pulka and Gwoza including the killing of some police personnel some time ago.
He said the two Boko Haram commanders arrested are Lawan Garliga and Bayaga Manye, serial 41 and 90 respectively.
Iliyasu said, “Others are Boko Haram logistics supplier which are Umaru, Goni Agwala, Momodu Shetene, Hassan Audu, Usman Manye aka Yega, Ali Lawan and Modu Mallum.
“They also include Modu Abubakar Jugudum, Bulama Ali, Umar Usman, Mustapha Alhaji Mele (Boko Haram rifle man and vulcaniser), Abor Lassan, Mallum Ari and Mala Bala.”