Troops conduct search OPs at the hideouts of the captured ISWAP Commander, Saidu Hassan Yellow in Adamawa


By: Zagazola Makama 


The Nigerian Army troops of 144 Battalion, Operation Hadin Kai deployed at Madagali, Adamawa state have conducted search Operation at the suspected hideouts of the dreaded  Commander of the Islamic State of the West African Province(ISWAP), Saidu Hassan Yello also known as Abu Saidu, in Mubi Local Government Area in Adamawa State.


Hassan was apprehended in a sting operation carried out by the troops of Operation Hadin Kai at the Mubi Market General area on April 9, 2024. 


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 others paid the supreme price during a counter offensive.


Zagazola Makama understands that during the search Operation, one uncompleted building was discovered which he rented at the rate of N20,000 from one Malam Sani, the caretaker of the House. 


The uncompleted building is suspected to be the meeting point of the terrorists from where they planned their criminal operations. 


However, following the search, one locally made pistol, 5 quantities rounds of 7.63MM Nato AMMO, 1x Hand Grenades and 6 notes of fake USD100.


Investigation is still ongoing.

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