[Daily Trust] Top Boko Haram commander, Habib Bama (AKA Habib Bama, Shuaibu Bama, and Habib Mamman) has been arrested by the JTF in Damaturu, Yobe state.
Credible sources say he was arrested at a market in Damaturu where he went to purchase items in the company of some other people. Only he was arrested.
Bama was declared wanted on February 15 – 5 days after the re-arrest of another boko haram member, Kabiru Sokoto – and in connection with the bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger state on Christmas Day. He is thought to have been the mastermind of the Madalla bombing and not Kabiru Sokoto as was originally assumed.
Bama is said to be an ex-soldier and hails from Bama in Borno state.
More details in tomorrow’s Daily Trust.
- Boko Haram Henchman HABIB BAMA Shot and Arrested (thenigerianoracle.com)
- Boko Haram directs attention to Yobe state. (transformationwatch.com)
- Boko Haram men on US terror list (bbc.co.uk)
- JTF searches houses for Boko Haram members, kills four – The Nation (transformationwatch.com)
- Boko Haram: JTF begins massive search in Maiduguri (transformationwatch.com)
- Don’t harbor Boko Haram – Army warns public (transformationwatch.com)
- JTF, Boko Haram clash: 24-hour curfew imposes in Yobe (deebeedeborah.wordpress.com)
- JTF Kills Two Boko Haram Suspects, Recovers Arms, Ammunition In Borno (transformationwatch.com)
- JTF uncovers Boko Haram hide-out in Kano (transformationwatch.com)