Military Arrest Two Boko Haram Kingpin


One of the two Boko Haram kingpins

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military has arrested two notorious leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists, marking another steps ahead in its fight against terrorism.

The two were nabbed Tuesday, at about 8.30am by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE with assistance of Vigilantes.

A statement by the Defence Headquarters said “on Tuesday August 2 at about 8.30am, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE with assistance of Vigilantes on routine checks, identified and arrested a high profile suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Mohammed Zauro at Sabon Gari, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State.

“Preliminary investigation shows that the suspected terrorist kingpin was arrested as he was trying to flee to Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, from Sambisa forest,” it stated.

Adding that “the troops recovered a Gionee brand of mobile telephone handset and a fake SAIE/JIBWIS identification card to perfect his escape and the sum of N7,900.00k.

Similarly, troops also intercepted another suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawal Aboi, along Damboa-Bale road.

According to him, he was on his way to voluntarily surrender to the troops in Damboa because he was tired of fighting for no just cause. Both suspects are being further interrogated.



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