Another Wanted Boko Haram Kingpin Arrested By The Army


Another suspected member of the Islamist sect Boko Haram has been arrested.

The suspect identified as Mr John Trankil is one of the 100 most wanted leaders of the group whose photographs were recently published by the Nigerian Army. He was arrested by troops of the 7 Division Garrison of the Nigerian Army in Operation LAFIYA DOLE, at Kasuwar Shanu in Maiduguri metropolis.

Preliminary investigation by the military revealed that the suspect confessed that  nine (9) of them were sneaked into the Maiduguri armed with AK 47 assault rifle each and a Hilux vehicle laden with 20 Improvised Explosive Devices meant to be detonated at some selected targets in the city.

The Theatre Commander of operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Yusha’u Mahmood Abubakar, while commending the efforts of the troops, renewed call for the troops and the public to be more vigilant and security conscious, particularly at all check points, markets, worship centres, motor parks and schools.