The Nigeria Army has announced the capture of Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum whom it describes as a high profile member of the Boko Haram group.
Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman stated that Damagum is currently undergoing interrogation while another member of the group was gunned down on Monday afternoon.
“Troops of 3 Division have arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorists group kingpin, Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum.
“He was tracked down and arrested at Damagum town, Yobe State yesterday.
“A high profile Boko Haram terrorists’ group member, he has led Boko Haram members on various attacks especially in Yobe State.
“The suspect is currently undergoing interrogation with a view to arraign him soon,” he stated.
He also gave insight into the operation that led to the Army’s killing of an unnamed terrorist from whom soldiers allegedly recovered an AK-47 rifle.
“In an offensive operation to clear Boko Haram terrorists enclave around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir general area of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, a notorious Boko Haram terrorist that had been wrecking havoc among the communities was gunned by our troops on Monday afternoon.
“During the operation, four other terrorists were believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds,” he added.