Today at about 9.25am in the morning, troops of 120 Task Force Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade, in conjunction with vigilantes while patrol, intercepted 5 Boko Haram terrorists logistics team at Gotumba area trying to move logistics items to suspected Boko Haram hideouts at Aluwa, using 5 donkeys.
The terrorists on sighting the patrol team, ran and abandoned the items. However, the team pursued and killed 3 of them, while 2 escaped with gun shot wounds.
Items recovered from them include 3 packets of Tramol, 2 packets of Lamumol, 7 packets of Really Extra, 2 packets of Viagra, 2 o of Ulgra and 14 of washing soap. Other items include 4 rolls of Klin Detergent, 2 packets razor blade and 14 packets of Maggi, half-bag of table salt, 5 bicycle tyres and tubes, as well as 2 quick patch for tubes, 1 roll of matches and 10 pairs of rubber shoes. The troops also recovered large quantity of potash, onions, locust beans, some quantity of rice, mats and tarpaulin.
In a related development, based on information, troops of 7 Division Garrison today in conjunction Civilian JTF, arrested one Alhaji Bulama Budu at Old Maiduguri general area.
Preliminary investigation shows that Alhaji Bulami Budu, who hailed from Aiwa village, Mafa Local Government Area, was one of the Boko Haram terrorists detained at Giwa Barracks before he escaped when his colleagues, Boko Haram terrorists attacked the facility and released all the insurgents in March 2014.
His arrest would further lend credence to Nigerian Army investigation on the incidence about the number of casualties killed by the terrorists and those that escaped that day. He is currently being interrogated by the Joint Intelligent Committee.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations