The war against terror received a major boost on Wednesday when Nigerian troops captured a member of the highest hierarchy of the Boko Haram group, Bulama Modu, along with 43 other members in Borno State.
Modu, a commander of the Amir cadre, which is the highest organ of the group, was captured when the troops destroyed Janguoriri and Bulatori Camps of the insurgents in northern Borno.
The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who confirmed the development, also said
that women and children numbering 241 were rescued during the operation.
Usman said that the troops recovered some bows and arrows from Bulama who confessed that he also used a horse to carry out his murderous attacks on innocent people.
The Army spokesperson said that Boko Haram kingpins had resorted to burying their weapons in the sand, adding that some members of the group had abandoned their commanders in the heat of battle against the country’s Special Forces.(Defense HQ)