Army troops nab top ISWAP Commander, Saidu Hassan Yellow who masterminded killing of army General, 3 others in Askira-Uba


By: Zagazola Makama 


The Nigerian Army troops of 144 Battalion, Operation Hadin Kai deployed at Madagali, Adamawa state have apprehended a top Commander Khaid), of the Islamic State of the West African Province(ISWAP) Saidu Hassan Yellow also known as Abu Saidu, in an intelligence  led operation. 


The terrorist kingpin who was among one of the most wanted criminals on the list of the security agency, was apprehended in a sting operation carried out by the troops at the Mubi Market General area on April 9, 2024. 


Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that the 32 years old  Saidu Hassan Yellow was alleged to be the mastermind of  the attack on Askira Town on Nov. 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 included 3 mobile handsets, 3 ATM cards, one wrist watch, 4 rings, a bunch of keys and N1900 only.


The terrorists has been moved to the military high command for investigation and profiling. 

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