The Nigerian Army has said that troops and policemen have arrested two of the 100 most wanted Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in an electronic mail on Wednesday that the troops arrested one of the suspects, Abbakar Sadiq, listed as number 28 among the 100 wanted Boko Haram terrorists, along Lagos Street, Maiduguri.
He said that the terror suspect worked as a guard to one Mohammed Daggash prior to his arrest.
Usman stated also that the police arrested another wanted terror kingpin identified as Muhammad Usman at the Abuja Talakawa Ward of the Maiduguri metropolis.
He said that the suspect whose photograph matched suspect number 40 on the list was picked up after a painstaking process of investigation and tracking by the police.
He said, “In another unprecedented development yesterday (Wednesday), troops of the 101 Task Force Battalion, 7 Division Garrison, along Lagos Street Maiduguri, Borno State, arrested yet another wanted Boko Haram terrorist leader.
“The suspect who gave his name as Abubakar Sadiq, worked as a guard to one Muhammad Daggash. A closer look at him shows that he was suspect number 28 among the suspected Boko Haram terrorists that were 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 the Abuja Talakawa Ward of Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State yesterday (Wednesday).
“The suspect, whose photograph matches that photograph of suspect number 40 on the poster containing the photographs of the 100 wanted suspected Boko Haraam terrorists, was arrested after painstaking effort and tracking by the police.”
He quoted the Army Chief, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, as having commended the troops and the police for the arrests.