Nigerian Army Arrests Boko Haram Kingpin, 43 Others

Alleged Boko Haram top commander, Bulama Modu arrested by Nigerian Army. Photo Credit: Defence HQ.

The Nigerian troops involved counter-insurgency in Borno State have arrested a top Boko Haram commander identified as Bulama Modu and 43 others.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman on Wednesday.

Usman said that the captured Boko Haram Kingpin, Modu, was of the Amir cadre of Boko Haram sect.

He stated that Modu and the other suspected terrorists were arrested during an operation that resulted in the destruction of two terrorists’ camps at Janguoriri and Bulatori villages, adding that the troops recovered bows and arrows from Modu on the mission.


According to Usman, another Boko Haram suspect, Mohammed Modu, led the troops to a point where he hid his AK 47 rifle.

He said the army also rescued 241 women and children during the operation.

He said, “Please recall that yesterday advancing troops along Banki axis made tremendous progress in which they cleared two Boko Haram terrorists’ camps at Jangurori and Bulatori villages.

“In addition to that, the troops have also arrested 43 suspected Boko Haram terrorists including one of the Boko Haram kingpins in the area, Bulama Modu, who is an ‘Amir’ of Bulakuri. The troops also rescued 241 women and children during the operation.

“To further confirm what was said earlier about the terrorists abandoning their commanders and burying weapons, one Mohammed Modu led troops to where he buried his AK-47 rifle at Jangurori village.

“Apart from arms and ammunition, bows and arrows recovered from Bulama Modu, the kingpin, he confirmed that the terrorists also gave him a horse to enhance his deadly pursuits,” he added.

Rescued women and children by the Nigerian Army in Borno State. Photo Credit: Defence HQ.

See Also: 56 Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Lokoja

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