The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest of two council officials with alleged links with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.
They are SHETTIMA LAWAN, chairman of Mafa Local Government and the Vice chairman of Kaga local government Area in the state.
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General, LUCKY IRABOR, confirmed the arrest during a news conference at the headquarters of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Maiduguri.
He said the operation in Sambisa forest is still ongoing.
One of the ten repentant Boko Haram members paraded at the briefing, JOSEPH DAVID appealed to his colleagues to lay down their arms and embrace peace.