The Nigerian Army in conjunction with operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday arrested three Chadian terrorists who were hiding in Gombe State.
According to a statement issued last night by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, the terrorists belonged tomthe Albaranawi faction of Boko Haram.
The Albaranawi faction is under the direction the Islamic State (ISIS). Reports said the faction operates in Chad and mostly northern part of Borno State but came to Gombe State for another heinous assignment.
The suspects – Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar – were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna Areas of Gombe metropolis.
The army said that 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.
The suspects are in custody undergoing preliminary investigation.