Troops of the Nigerian Army and officials of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested two more suspected terrorists whose images were among the 100 declared wanted weeks ago.
One of the suspected terrorists was arrested in an unprecedented development on Tuesday by troops of 101 Task Force Battalion, 7 Division Garrison, along Lagos Street in Maiduguri, Borno State, north-east Nigeria.
A Statement by the Defence headquarters said the suspect, who gave his name as Abubakar Sadiq, works as a night watchman to one Muhammad Daggash.
“A closer look at him shows that he is suspect number 28 among the suspected Boko Haram terrorists that were declared wanted by the Nigerian Army last month,” the statement read.
The Defence Headquarters further stated that officials of the Nigeria Police, Borno State Command, also arrested another suspected Boko Haram kingpin, Mohammed Usman, at Abuja Talakawa Ward of Maiduguri metropolis, on Tuesday.
The suspect marched the photograph of suspect number 40 on a poster containing the photographs of the 100 wanted suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
He was arrested after painstaking effort and tracking by the police, the Defence Headquarters stated.