Terrorists Informant, Arm Dealer, Mamuda Usman and Hamza Dogo Arrested by Troops in Abuja and Zamfara

The military on Thursday said, the tactical surveillance troops have arrested a Boko Haram informant named Mamuda Usman (aka Bado) in Asokoro, the Federal Capital Territory.

It was revealed that the suspect ran errands for a suspected high profiled Boko Haram Terrorist Commander in Kaduna, who is on the tracking list of security agencies.

Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami made this known in a press statement on Thursday made available to SpyeTV News in Abuja.

Also the air component of Operation HADARIN DAJI in an air interdictions operation have arrested a suspected Boko Haram Terrorists arm dealer named Hamza Dogo in Zamfara State, neutralized 17 terrorists, arrested 38 suspected terrorists, rescued 61 civilians, recovered arms and ammunition in 2 weeks.

General Danmadami explains that, the air component of Operation HADARIN DAJI have continued to sustain and maintain their onslaught on terrorists in their hideout, enclaves and camps at different locations in the North West. 

He said the air bombardment was carried out at Alhaji Isiaka village, Kuduru in Igabi Local Government Area and Udawa along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road in kaduna State and feedback of the airstrikes from the 2 locations revealed that several terrorists were neutralized with several others injured. 

Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI also neutralized 3 of the terrorists while others fled with gun wound. One of the neutralized terrorists was identified as Dan Nijar Bala, a notorious terrorists who has been on the wanted list of troops and noted for series of kidnapping incidents and attacks in Zamfara State.

In North Central, Operation SAFE HAVEN non-kinetic approach to winning the heart’s and mind of the local populace and promote peaceful coexistence at ensuring lasting peace is achieved, Headquarters Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos in collaboration with Beautiful Gate Handicaps People Centre Jos, on 3 September 2022 distributed 220 tricycles’ and bags of rice to the physically challenged persons within Plateau and Bauchi States.

Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE on patrol and rescue operation and exchanged fire with the bandit and arrested Mr Alex Apera aged 26 years and Mr Umaru Halilu aged 34 years.

The Imo State Police raided the Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network criminal camp engaged hoodlum in a gun duel but were overpowered. 

During the operation 5 Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network criminals were neutralized while 3 pump action guns, 2 locally made double barrels guns, 4 locally made pistols, 4 Improvised Explosive Devices, and other weapons and assorted ammunition as well as military and police uniforms, large quantities of assorted hard drugs among others were recovered from the suspected criminals.

Troops in South East zone on fighting patrol came in contact with suspected Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network criminal at Idemiri in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State during the encounter 2 of the criminal were neutralized while others fled with gun shot wounds.

In South West, troops of 81 Division at a checkpoint along Ilaro-Benin Republic border area, foiled an attempt to smuggled Seven Hundred and Ninety-Two (792) parcels of illicit drugs suspected to be cannabis sativa into the country. 

Nigerian Navy Ship SOROH Operation OCTOPUS GRIP and Operation DAKATAR DA BARAWO on patrol at Forupa area of Bayelsa State arrested a suspected sea robber name Mr Dibo who has been on the watch list of wanted pirates. The suspect and his gang have been terrorizing and robbing passenger boats, along Southern Ijaw and its environs. 

Troops of Operation DELTA SAFE within the period under review also raided suspected criminals hide out at Iriebe village in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State and arrested 20 suspects with large quantities of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa, discovered and destroyed 67 illegal refining sites, 11 wooden boats, 218 storage tanks, 168 cooking ovens, and 61 dugout pits. 

The military high command commended Nigerian troops efforts in the various theatres of operation across the Country, media community also acknowledged for their partnership while uging Nigerians to to continue to provide prompt and creditable information on the activities of enemies of our beloved nation in their locality.

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