Nigerian Troops Arrest Notorious ISWAP Terrorist In Adamawa

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Saidu Hassan Yellow, a notorious terrorist recognized as one of the top commanding officers of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP),has been arrested.

Going by reports that New Telegraph obtained on Thursday, the attack on Askira town on November 12, 2021, which resulted in the deaths of three soldiers and the Commander of 28 Task Force Brigade while enforcing a counter-offensive operation against the terrorists, was planned and executed by the 32-year-old terrorist also known as Abu Saidu.

According to a publication released on Wednesday by Zagazola Makama, a well-known counter-insurgency specialist and security analyst in the Lake Chad region, intelligence sources indicated that the terrorist was recently captured by the soldiers of 144 Battalion, Operation Hadin Kai, stationed in Madagali, Adamawa State.

He claims that the Nigerian military has Abu Saidu on its watch list as one of the most wanted terrorists.

He further explained that, on April 9, 2024, the troops conducted a sting operation at the Mubi Market General area, leading to the capture of the ISWAP commander.

Three cell phones, three ATM cards, a wristwatch, four rings, several keys, and N1,900 are among the items found on the suspects.

New Telegraph also reports that, the terrorists have been forwarded to the military high command for scrutiny and profiling.

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