Troops of 233 Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, stationed at Forward Operation Base Potiskum in conjunction with vigilantes on Sunday arrested Boko Haram commander, Abubakar Adamu aka “Pepper”.
This was disclosed in a statement by Brigadier-General SK Usman, Director of Army Public Relations.
Abubakar Adamu, aged 35 years, popularly called “Pepper” around New Prison area, Potiskum, Potiskum Local Government Area (LGA) of Yobe State.
Preliminary investigation shows that the suspected terrorist hailed from Yerimara village, Potiskum LGA and that he has participated in carrying out attacks and other terrorists activities in the north east.
Investigation is still ongoing.
In a similar development, the Army also announced that troops of 231and 331 Battalions jointly foiled an armed robbery attempt at Chanchara village in Shani Local Government Area, where they recovered an AK-47 rifle, machetes, and ammunition.