Troops Nab Fleeing Boko Haram Kingpin In Borno

Boko Haram suspectsA wanted Boko Haram Terrorist, Mohammed Mohammed Zauro, has been arrested by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in Sabon Gari, Damboa local government area of Borno State.

The wanted terrorist was arrested at about 8:30am on Tuesday.

The Army Spokesman, Sani Usman, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said preliminary investigation showed that Zauro was arrested while fleeing the heat from Sambisa Forest to Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

Mr. Usman, a Colonel, said the troops recovered a Gionee mobile telephone handset, a fake SAIE/JIBWIS identification card to help conceal his identity and the sum of N7, 900.00 from the terrorist kingpin.

In a related development, a suspected terrorist was intercepted by troops along Damboa-Bale Road, in Borno State.

The suspected Boko Haram Terrorist, who gave his name as Lawal Aboi, said he voluntarily surrendered himself to the military because was tired of fighting “for no just cause”.

Col. Usman said both suspects are being interrogated by military authorities.