An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the suspect, known as Goni Fandam, had been on the radar of security services since last year before he was eventually nabbed while spying on the location of troops in Borno.
The governor made the call in a statement on Sunday in Maiduguri by his Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau.
The man of God during a live service stated that Nigerians need to pray against the crash of another military aircraft that will claim the lives of some important personalities.
A former Deputy Director, Intelligence Management, Defence Intelligence Agency, Kuliya was Coordinator Joint Intelligence Centre, Op LAFIYA DOLE when Attahiru was the Theatre Commander in the North-East.
The ISWAP, a splinter group of Boko Haram, who has grown in power and influence since it started operating from its territorial base on the banks and islands of Lake Chad has now occupied some section of Sambisa Forest following the latest development.
There have been mysteries over Shekau in the last few years, with the Nigerian Military having reported him dead several times.
The insurgents, it was learnt, carted away five vehicles and killed 15 Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members, 10 civilians and five soldiers.
Provoked by the misfortune that befell a gallant Army Commander and Soldiers in Mainok, also in Borno State, Nigerian military commanders devised new pre-emptive and swift counter-terrorism strategies.
This was revealed by Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello on Monday
PRNigeria could not confirm when the casualty was recorded after it had earlier reported that the troops of the Nigerian military in Nigerian Air Force attack jets on Sunday foiled an attack by Boko Haram Terrorists
The ISWAP and Boko Haram elements, PRNigeria gathered, rode on dozen gun trucks, and attempted to dislodge a military base, after invading the community in Borno State
PRNigeria had on Friday reported that Nigerian troops assisted by fighter helicopters from the NAF foiled terrorists attack in Gaidam, the hometown of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Baba Alkali, and immediate past Governor of Yobe State, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam.
PRNigeria gathered that the terrorists struck when some special forces of the 27 Task Force Brigade, deployed at Buni Gari had gone out on clearing patrol in the axis.
On its twitter handle @HQNigerianArmy, the Army Headquarters said on Thursday that there was indeed an attack by the terrorists sometime on Wednesday, but they were effectively repelled by troops.
An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the young soldiers were killed when they wanted to apprehend a man suspected to be a spy for terrorists.
The brutal and precision-guided airstrikes were conducted by the undeterred Air Task Force coming a week after the missing of NAF’s Alpha jet.
Bloody rival clashes between ISWAP and some Boko Haram terrorists from the Buduma tribe in the Niger Republic has claimed at least the lives of 54 terrorists and herders within the last one months.
The insurgents, on foot and in several trucks fitted with machine guns, attacked Nigerian soldiers outside the town of Wulgo as well as Cameroonian soldiers deployed from across the border to assist.
PRNigeria gathered that troops of Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, led by the Commanding Officer of 3 Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Samson Olaseigbe, who were on a clearance patrol in the area, cleared Gulwa village with little or no resistance from the terrorists and proceeded to Musiri District, where they engaged in heavy gun battle with another set of terrorists, which lasted for an hour.
The convoy came under heavy attack from Islamic State West Africa Province fighters near Gudumbali in the Lake Chad region on Thursday, the sources said.