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Troops nab mastermind of gruesome attacks on soldiers, Hassan Yellow

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Troops nab mastermind of gruesome attacks on soldiers, Hassan Yellow

Troops of 144 Battalion, Operation Hadin Kai stationed in Madagali local government area of Adamawa State have apprehended a top commander of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP), Saidu Hassan Yellow, also known as Abu Saidu.

Hassan Yellow was apprehended in an intelligence-led operation during a sting operation carried out by the troops at the Mubi Market General area on April 9, 2024.

The terrorist kingpin was said to be among one of the most wanted criminals on the list of the security agency.

According to Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region, the 32-year old Yellow was alleged to be the mastermind of the attack on Askira town on November 12, 2021, where Commander 28 Task Force Brigade, and three soldiers paid the supreme sacrifice as they provided reinforcement in a counter offensive against the terrorists.

Items recovered from the suspects include 3 mobile handsets, 3 ATM cards, one wrist watch, 4 rings, a bunch of keys and N1900 only.

“The terrorists have been moved to the military high command for investigation and profiling,” the source said.

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