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- Published on Friday, 22 June 2012 15:27
- Written by Elombah.com
Captured Boko Haram Mastermind Habeeb Bama Is Dead Following Injuries He Sustained During A Gun Duel With the Joint Task Force, JTF, In Yobe State. Habib Bammah,
a notorious Boko Haram bomber was arrested yesterday. The alleged mastermind of the Madalla Christmas day, UN house Abuja and Abacha Barack bomb - all in Abuja -blasts, was reportedly injured during a gun duel with the forces.
The JTF on sighting him, went to arrest him, but he resisted arrest and engaged them in a gun battle.
Bama, who was a dismissed Private in the Nigerian Army, had allegedly coordinated bombings in Mogadishu Barracks, Police Headquarters, United Nations Building, St. Theresa's Catholic Church at Madalla and many sites in Jos.
The JTF, comprising the State Security Service (SSS), the Military and the Nigeria Police, had stormed Bama's operational base in Damaturu.
It was learnt that Bama, who was fatally wounded during the shoot out with the security operatives was first interogated in Damaturu.
A top JTF source said yesterday: "One of the cell-leaders of Boko Haram in Federal Capital Territory-Suleja-Jos axis has been shot this afternoon in Damaturu by the Joint Task Force (JTF).
"He was shot and critically wounded this afternoon. We are still extracting words from him.
"Security agents are extracting information from a critically wounded dismissed Army Private Habib Bama, who has been variously involved in the bombings at Mogadishu Barracks, Police Headquarters, United Nations Building, St. Theresa's Catholic Church at Madalla and many sites in Jos.
"He was declared wanted by security agents after the Madalla church bomb blast.
The manhunt for Bama had started on February 15, 2012 when the SSS declared him wanted.