Boko Haram kingpin surrenders

A key figure in the Boko Haram terrorist organisation has surrendered to 145 Task Force Battalion, 5 Brigade troops at Damasak, the Nigerian Army has announced.

The terrorist, identified as Bulama Kailani Mohammed Metele, was a member of the Mamman Nur’s faction of the Boko Haram group under leadership of Abu Mustapha.

Brigadier-General Sani Usman, spokesman for the Nigerian Army, made this disclosure via a statement on Saturday and said that Metele is “currently undergoing further interrogation” following his surrender.

He said that Metele was of serial number 254 on the Nigerian Army’s wanted Boko Haram terrorist’s poster recently produced.

In a related development, two additional members of Boko Haram were captured by troops of 158 Task Force Battalion of 5 Brigade while they were carrying out surveillance on Kareto and Dangalti villages.

Prior investigations revealed that the captured terrorists were preparing for a reconnaissance mission to facilitate an attack on the communities.

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