ISWAP collaborator in Army kills self after arrest
A soldier who was arrested for collaborating with ISWAP terrorists has killed himself while being escorted to the barrack.
PRNigeria gathered that the soldier with one the Battalions of the Nigerian Army in the North-East was discovered by military intelligence operatives for his involvements in recent attacks on brothels and beer parlours.
“He was involved in recent attacks in Geidam and Gashua communities in Yobe State.
The soldier, L/Cpl Jibrin, an instructor with his Army Battalion in Geidam, who disappeared for about 2 day, was however sighted among the ISWAP terrorists, that attacked Geidam last Sunday.
The Battalion CO tracked his phone and he was pinpointed at a point in Gashua, hundreds of kilometers from his supposed duty post. That Army authorities in Gashua was intimated and the soldiers spread their dragnets.
On Tuesday morning, L/Cpl Jibrin boarded a bus to Gombe and disguised himself but was identified and nabbed at the checkpoint in Gashua.
He was handcuffed and on interrogation revealed so many things.
On transit to Geidam, Jibrin employed his skills as a weapon instructor, snatched a gun from one of his escorts, over powered the other and blew himself up. His revelations however led to the arrest of some of his terror-brethren, while many are believed to be among the troops in both Gombe and Geidam Battalions.
“He was apprehended while attempting to escape after he learnt that his movements and activities with terrorists have been discovered by the intelligence service.
“After being handcuffed, he skillfully snatched a gun from one of the escorts and killed himself.
“Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing to nab other suspects within the service.” the source told PRNigeria.