The Nigerian Army and Police have separately announced the arrest of one terrorist suspect each from among the list of one hundred most wanted Boko Haram members whose photographs have been published in a large poster for public scrutiny.
Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday that troops of 101 Task Force Battalion, 7 Division Garrison, arrested yet another wanted Boko Haram terrorist leader on Tuesday.
Similarly, the Borno State Police Command also announced the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram kingpin, Mohammed Usman, at Abuja Talakawa Ward in Maiduguri.
According to the statement, the name of the arrested suspect is Abubakar Sadiq, who works as a guard to one Muhammad Daggash, and a closer look at the suspect showed he was number 28 on the wanted terrorists poster.
It said the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, commended the vigilant troops and the Nigerian Police in particular, for their great efforts.
“There is no doubt that the arrests of the suspected terrorists are important milestones which show the synergy of effort in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria among the security agencies and the public,” it said.
The statement added that the Nigerian Army wished to reiterate that as it moved for the final onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists, there was the urgent need for all security personnel to be more vigilant and security conscious.
The Street Journal recalls that security agents had begun to identify and arrest some of the suspected terrorists whose photographs were printed on the large poster ever since it was made public in October.