An operative of the Anti Terrorism Squad pressing on to his target

An operative of the Anti Terrorism Squad – Nigeria’s Police CTCOIN specialists, pressing on to his target

GOMBE, Nigeria
Jan. 16 (Xinhua)

Police in Nigeria’s northeastern Gombe State on Wednesday said they arrested another commander of the Boko Haram sect, barely two days after a leader of the sect was arrested in the northern state of Borno in the West African country.

Gombe State Commissioner of Police
Mohammed Sule identified the arrested
sect commander as Salisu Mohammed,
who had already confessed to the security agents that he spearheaded several attacks in the state. The Boko Haram commander in the state was arrested on Tuesday, with gunshot
injuries, according to the police chief.

“He is one of the notorious leaders of the sect we had been searching for. He had even confessed that he committed so many atrocities including the recent
killing of military men. He also confessed
that he masterminded the ambush of some police officers recently,” said the
top cop.

Sule said a serious manhunt had been
launched for other accomplices of the sect commander, following his confessions. Already, the police had gotten clues on how to track other members of the sect who were still at large, he added.

At the weekend, authorities of the
Nigerian military said they arrested
Mohammed Zangina, also known as Musa, leader of the Boko Haram sect in the north central part of Nigeria and
coordinator of most of the suicide attacks and bombings in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Jos and Potiskum. According to Lt.-Col Sagir Musa,spokesperson of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State, Zangina was among 10 commanders of the militant sect wanted and labelled as terrorists by the Nigeria military authority.

More than 1,500 people had been
reportedly killed since 2009, in attacks
orchestrated by the Boko Haram sect
which operates mainly in the northern
and central parts of Nigeria.


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  1. to4shizzle says:

    Victory is Coming Swift and Fast……Boko Haram will be crushed so far i guess like 7 of thier leaders have been arrested please im not sure but its a Good thing to know We are finally getting serious and when the FG gets serious im sure you all know Remember Camp Five and Marine Base in PH.
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  2. Deway says:

    Not so tough after all, they quickly spill out their guts when they are caught, Thot they were die-hards.

  3. beegeagle says:

    Zamgina is a GOC-equivalent, this knucklehead is equivalent to a Brigade Commander within that wretched structure of theirs 🙂

    • jimmy says:

      I do not want to sound overly optimistic but am I the only one noticing the capture of high value targets ( h.v.t.) since Thursday ?.I am not like THOSE CONSPIRACY THEORISTS but with the on going war in MALI are we witnessing the crumbling of boko haram.? as their rear base is being bombarded. These are the people we have cried out aloud for the dss / sss/ army intelligence to go after.and they are being captured . Please keep up the good work .I look forward to the day shekau is captured ALIVE/ or dead it makes no difference.that dog will be like Gaddafi buried in the desert or thrown into the Atlantic ocean like Osama.

  4. Eeben says:

    Well done, guys! There is nothing like seizing the initiative, maintaining momentum and sustaining pressure coupled to controlled firepower. Keep it up!!



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