Wednesday, 2 December 2015

11 year old Boko Haram suicide bomber arrested

Master Usman Moda Tella

Vigilant troops providing security at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, Dalori in Maiduguri, Borno state have arrested a potential child suicide bomber, Master Usman Modu Tella, yesterday afternoon, Tuesday December 1. 

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Report made available by the acting director Army public relations officer, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the 11-year-old Tella is suspect number 82 on the poster containing the photographs of 100 wanted suspected Boko Haram terrorists released by the Nigerian Army.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was from Bama town and is among 4 other children trained for suicide bombing by the Boko Haram terrorists. He further added that the 3 others have already carried out their missions at different locations. His job was to do same in the camp sometime in the future.
The boy also pointed out one other at the camp. Recall that due to the concerted efforts of the military, quite a number of towns and villages hitherto held by the Boko Haram terrorists were liberated. This brought about an unprecedented influx of IDPs to the camp which the terrorists took advantage and infiltrate in order to wreck more havoc among the society. The case of these suspects clearly indicated this point, hence, the need for proper screening of all IDPs with a view to ascertain their true identity.
The apprehension of the suspects is a boost to the fight against terrorism and insurgency in that they were assisting with investigation that would lead to the arrest of more suspected terrorists in the camp and elsewhere. See photos below:
    Master Usman Modu Tella
Master Usman Modu Tella
Boko Haram senior member, Alhaji Kerewu Abubakar
Boko Haram militants in their effort to seize more communities reportedly stormed Gulak village around on Sunday, where they burnt down a military base and three artilleries.
Meanwhile, seven persons, including a soldier were reportedly killed in a raid by the terror group in both Bam and Gajigana villages of Biu and Magumeri local government areas of Borno state. The insurgents who were at Bam village at about 3.30 am over the weekend left with an unspecified numbers of unmarried teenage girls unchallenged.

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