A notorious Boko Haram terrorists commander identified as Bulama Bukar has surrendered to troops of 5 Brigade in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State.
Director Army Public Relation, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, said troops also intercepted a suspected ammunition courier on his way to deliver weapons to a bandit leader in Zamfara State.
Nwachukwu added that troops of the Nigerian Army have continued to sustain the aggressive posture of ongoing operations to rid the nation of terrorism, insurgency and sundry crimes across the country.
“In the North East theatre of operations, a notorious Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Commander, identified as Bulama Bukar has surrendered to troops of 5 Brigade in Gubio,” the statement read.
“The surrendered terrorist was the commander of the BHT Camp Tapkin Chad at Gilima village in Abadam LGA of Borno state.
“Items recovered from the surrendered terrorist include one AK 47 rifle, 5 magazines, 44 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one magazine carrier jacket, one knife, one motorcycle and the sum of twenty three thousand, five hundred naira (#23,500.00) only. The suspect is currently undergoing profiling sessions.”
“In another operation the same day, troops of 1 Brigade on a stop and search operation intercepted a suspected Ammunition courier in Birnin Magaji LGA of Zamfara State.
“A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was on a mission to deliver ammunition to a bandit leader named Gishiri
“The vigilant troops recovered a bag containing 224 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one mobile phone and the sum of four thousand naira (#4,000)only from the courier. The suspect is currently in custody undergoing further investigations. ”