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Wanted Boko Haram leader arrested at Borno border

11 March 2016, 12:12

Abuja - The Nigerian Army have arrested one of leaders of the Boko Haram sect who has been on the list of ‘100-wanted terrorists’.

A group of Boko Haram members were intercepted at a fishing community known as Daban-Masara in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno while trying to ferry over 200 litres of Petrol to an unknown destination.

Also read: Army urges Boko Haram leader to surrender

Spokesman of the Nigeria Army,  Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, who confirmed the development in a statement said the troops “sprang an ambush along Daban Masara axis usually used by Boko Haram terrorists elements to convey logistics on Thursday.

The insurgents who were led by their arrested leader, labelled Number “95” were effectively overwhelmed when they attempted to resist the Troops of 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade’s Quick Response Group (QRG) stationed in Baga and 118 Task Force Battalion.

Source: Leadership

- News 24


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