The Nigerian Army said it has arrested three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday afternoon.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman stated this in a press statement on Sunday.
He said that troops in conjunction with elements of Department of State Services (DSS) after painstaking effort of tracking, arrested the 3 Chadian suspects that belonged to Albaranawi faction, in Gombe, Gombe State.
“The 3 Chadian terrorists suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna Areas of Gombe metropolis.
“They were reported to be members of Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram that operates in Chad and mostly northern part of Borno State but came to Gombe State for another heinous assignment.
“During the operation, one of them, Bilal Muhammed Umar attempted to escape and was shot on the leg. He was however apprehended and is receiving medical treatment.
“The terrorists were also arrested with Improvised Explosive Device (IED), materials that they could have coupled and attack parts of the State.
Gen. Usman said they suspects are in custody and undergoing preliminary investigation.