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Troops Arrest Boko Haram Kingpin ‘Pepper’




By Ganiyat Ganiyu

Troops of 233 Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Sunday, May 14, arrested Boko Haram commander, Abubakar Adamu popularly known as “Pepper”.

The arrest was disclosed in a statement by Brigadier-General SK Usman, Director of Army Public Relations.

According to the statement, the 35-year old premium terrorist was arrested by troops stationed at “Forward Operation Base,” in Potiskum, Yobe State.

He was arrested, with the assistance from local vigilantes around New Prison area of Potiskum.

Pepper has been involved in carrying out attacks and other terror-related activities around the northeastern part of the country.

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.

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