Breaking: Nigerian Army arrests most wanted Boko Haram suspect, 3 others


The efforts by the troops by the Nigerian Army’s Operation Lafiya Dole to rid the north-eastern part of the country of terrorism and other similar crimes have yielded fruit again with the capture of one of the most wanted suspects.

A short statement by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the director Army public relations, confirmed the arrest of the suspect and three others whose photographs were also released.

Though the name of the Boko Haram member was not given, the statement read:“One of the Boko Haram suspects in white shirt is No.5 on the Nigerian Army wanted list and three other suspected members of the group have been arrested by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.

Breaking: Nigerian Army arrests most wanted Boko Haram suspect, 3 others

The suspcted Boko Haram member and others arrested. Credit: Nigerian Army

“The vehicle conveying the suspect and three members of the civilian vigilante (Civilian Joint Task Force), were intercepted by troops on Thursday 29th March 2018 at the Forward Operations Base along Kano – Azare road, in Bauchi state.

“On interrogation, the Civilian Joint Task Force members claimed to have arrested the suspects in Lagos and he is taking them to Department of State Service (DSS) office in Maiduguri for further investigations.

“Efforts are being made to contact DSS office in Maiduguri for possible confirmation of the Civilian Joint Task Force claims.

“Mainwhile, troops have intensify search on the major highway to deny and arrest any fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.”


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