Nigerien-Nigerian Forces Nab Boko Haram Leader On Recruitment Mission In Niger


The Intelligence operatives of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have successfully foiled plans by Islamist sect, to regroup in neighbouring and launch attack on Nigerian vilages.

According to the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig Gen Chris Olukolade, the group which had relocated to Niger. Republic sequel to crackdown on insurgents was said to be recruiting new member.


Following the declaration of a state of emergency in three north-eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa by President Goodluck Jonathan in May, many members of the deadly Islamist sect, , fled the country into neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Olukolade said in a statement on Thursday, “The plan by a band of terrorists relocated to to remobilize and rearm insurgents with the aim of carrying out fresh terrorists attacks on some Nigerian communities has been foiled.

“The leader of the group had fled Nigeria when the terrorist camps were sacked was reportedly recruiting fresh hands and training them for renewed terrorist activities in Nigeria.  The intention of the group is to focus its attacks on some towns around the Nigeria- border.

“Intelligence operatives of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) had been on the trail of the leader until he was eventually arrested in Karanga, Niger Republic on Saturday with the cooperation of Nigerien forces.

“His other accomplices were later picked up in other villages in Nigeria.  They are currently being interrogated”.

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