The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its special forces have arrested a Boko Haram Commander, one Bulama Modu.
Modu has been declared wanted by security agencies.
The troops also rescued no fewer than 241 hostages, particularly women and children.
A statement by Col. Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, stated that “on Wednesday, advancing troops along Banki axis were making tremendous progress during which they cleared two Boko Haram terrorists’ camps at Jangurori and Bulatori villages.
“The troops have also arrested 43 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, including one of the kingpins in the area, Bulama Modu who is an Amir of Bulakuri.
“The troops also rescued 241 women and children during the operation. To further confirm what was said earlier about the terrorists abandoning their commanders and burying weapons, one Mohammed Modu led troops to where he buried his AK-47 rifle at Jangurori village.
“Apart from arms and ammunitions, bows and arrows recovered from Bulama Modu, the kingpin. He confirmed that the terrorists also gave him a horse to enhance his deadly pursuits.
“Similarly, the troops arrested one suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Aji Gambo, at Wudla village, who revealed that the terrorists that attacked Kirawa and Kolofata in the northern part of Cameroon were from Dara Jamel village in Nigeria, where they had an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, factory.
“He further stated that the suicide bombers and the IED were prepared by Abdulrahaman Alkali Isa, Ba’ana Hisuba and Alkali Isa Karami, natives of Dara Jamel,” the statement added.