Nigerian troops on Monday, arrested a Boko Haram kingpin known as Albani of Monguno – in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno state.
According to a statement by the Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman, the kingpin was arrested during a clearance operation by troops of 7 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division.
“In their continuous efforts of clearing the remnants of Boko Haram in various hideouts and enclaves, troops of 7 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division, have also embarked on clearance operations, since yesterday in which they cleared Boko Haram hideouts ahead of Gratte in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.”
“During the clearance operation, the troops killed 7 Boko Haram terrorists including a notorious kingpin popularly known as the Albani of Monguno.”
“The troops also recovered 2 Vehicles, 7 motorcycles 1 AK-47 rifle, 2 Boko Haram terrorists hoisted flags, 3 vehicle tyres, 1 vulcanizing machine, 1 solar panel and bundles of chewing stick (Aswaki), which the terrorists believed has spiritual and medicinal values.”