Gallant men of the Nigerian army alongside vigilantes have successfully captured a high profile Boko Haram commander in Yobe state.

Notorious Boko Haram commander, Abubakar Adamu aka Pepper
A senior Boko Haram commander has been arrested by men of the Nigerian Army in Yobe state. He was arrested with the help of vigilantes in the area.
Confirming the report, Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman in a public release stated: "On Sunday 14th May 2017, troops of 233 Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, stationed at Forward Operation Base Potiskum in conjunction with vigilantes, arrested a suspected notorious Boko Haram terrorist, Abubakar Adamu, aged 35 years, popularly called "Pepper" around New Prison area, Potiskum, Potiskum Local Government Area (LGA) of Yobe State.

Preliminary investigation shows that the suspected terrorist hailed from Yerimara village, Potiskum LGA and that he has participated in carrying out attacks and other terrorists activities in the north east. Investigation is still ongoing.

In a related development, combined troops of 231and 331 Battalions foiled an armed robbery attempt at Chanchara village, Shani LGA. They recovered an AK-47 Rifle, Machetes and ammunition."