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PHOTOS: Wanted Boko Haram leader arrested in Yobe

07 September 2016, 11:02

Yobe - The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said that troops fighting to rid the North East of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists have arrested one of the group’s wanted commanders.

This disclosure was made in a statement from Army headquarters signed by Col Sani Usman in Abuja.

It reads, "The Boko Haram suspect on the wanted list number 105, Muhammed Bulama, has been arrested by troops on Tuesday 6th July 2016 in Yobe State.

"Bulama was arrested along side 2 other suspected Boko Haram terrorists; Ardo Abba Muhammed (elder brother to Bulama as claimed) and Muhammadu Kaigama, in Azare community, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, with the help of the local vigilantes in the town.

Also read: Troops arrest two top Boko Haram commanders

"They were arrested riding on horseback and bicycle shepherding some sheep towards market.

"During preliminary investigation, the suspected terrorist personally confirmed his photograph on the wanted list and further revealed that he specialized on rearing animals for the terrorist group.

"He further confessed that they came to the village to sell the animals as they had ran out of cash in their hideout and would also get some food items back to for the upcoming Sallah festivity.”

- News 24


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