Troops of Operation Hadin Kai, OPHK, has made a big catch in the northeast in the course of raiding Boko Haram/ISWAP hideouts.
Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said a high-calibre Boko Haram member who has been on the security wanted list has been captured.
In a statement on Thursday, Nwachukwu said the troops of Sector 2, OPHK, arrested Yawi Modu and his cohorts along Damboa-Wajiroko road.
During the operations in Damboa and Gashua Local Government Areas of Borno and Yobe States, the troops also busted Boko Haram’s IEDs warehouse.
“These ISWAP criminals facing the reality of obvious depletion are desperately acquiring IED materials to make explosive devices with which to unleash terror on innocent civilians, in a bid to remain relevant and present a posture of potency,” he said.
No fewer than 281 (50Kg) bags of Urea were recovered from the warehouses in the market and two notorious distributors were also arrested.
“Recall that Urea fertiliser has been banned by Government because of its use as a major component for manufacturing IED by terrorists.
“The suspects and materials recovered are currently undergoing preliminary investigation.”
The federal troops have been hitting hard the terrorists lately, and their suicide-bombing capabilities have been degraded to some extent.
Suicide bombing has reduced in recent times.