Boko Haram bomb maker arrested in Jigawa

The Nigerian Joint Task Force, JTF, fighting terrorists in northern part of the country said it has apprehended a Boko Haram chieftain, who doubles as the group’s bomb maker in Kazaure, Jigawa state, north-western Nigeria.

Captain Ikedichi Iweha, spokesman of 3 Brigade, Nigerian Army, headquartered in Kano, said six people were rescued during a dawn raid that led to the arrest of the yet to be identified terrorist.

Those rescued were three women and three toddlers, suspected to be family members of the man who intelligence gathering revealed has been in the business of aiding and abating terrorist activities in the North.

Items recovered during the raid that resulted into a gun duel include five AK 47 rifles, five magazines, and 333 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and various improvised explosive devices.