According to the Nigerian Army Monday 16th November, 2015 eight deadly Boko Haram terrorists have sneaked into Maiduguri. Media coordinator, Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Tukur Gusau, said after the arrest of one of the nine men, he confessed they were nine and they sneaked into Maiduguri with assault riffles and improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
Read the Official statement here:
“Troops of 7 Division Garrison Nigerian Army in Operation Lafiya Dole, yesterday (Sunday) made a remarkable progress by arresting a Boko Haram terrorist kingpin, Mr. John Trankil, at Kasuwar Shanu (Cattle Market) in Maiduguri metropolis... preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect said nine of them were sneaked into the Maiduguri armed with AK 47 assault rifle each and a Hilux vehicle laden with 20 Improvised Explosive Devices meant to be detonated at some selected targets in the city. Gusau said: “The Theatre Commander operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Yusha’u Mahmood Abubakar, commended the efforts of the troops and renewed the call on the troops and the public to be more vigilant and security conscious particularly at all check points, markets, worship.."