Troops of 101 Task Force Battalion, 7 Division Garrison of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday arrested yet another wanted Boko Haram terrorists’ leader, the spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, has said.
The suspect, who gave his name as Abubakar Sadiq, works as a guard to one Muhammad Daggash, and was arrested along Lagos Street Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
Usman, a colonel, said a closer look at the suspect showed he was number 28 among suspected Boko Haram terrorists declared wanted by the Nigerian Army last month.
In a related development, the Nigeria Police, Borno State Command, arrested yet another suspected Boko Haram kingpin, Mohammed Usman, at Abuja Talakawa Ward of Maiduguri metropolis, on Tuesday.
The statement said the suspect also matched the photograph of suspect Number 40 on the poster containing the photographs of the 100 wanted suspected Boko Haraam terrorists.
It also said Mr. Usman was arrested after painstaking effort and tracking by the police.
“There is no doubt that the arrests of the suspected terrorists are important milestones which show the synergy of effort in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria among the security agencies and the public”, he said.
The statement added that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, commended the vigilant troops and the Nigerian Police in particular, for their great efforts.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that as we move for the final onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists, there is the urgent need for all of us to be more vigilant and security conscious”, the statement said.