The Nigerian Army on Monday announced the capture of one of the suspected Boko Haram terrorists on its wanted list, Ishaku Wardifen.
The Nigerian Army recently released a poster, showing photos of 100 suspected Boko Haram insurgents wanted for terrorism.
On Sunday, a wanted Boko Haram terrorist, Chindo Bello, was apprehended by aviation security while boarding Aero Contractors’ airline flight to Lagos at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
A statement by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, said the wanted terrorist, suspected to be a Cameroonian, was arrested at a checkpoint in Adamawa State.
“As all hands are on deck to finally defeat Boko Haram terrorists in our country, today in the morning, another declared wanted suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Ishaku Wardifen, was nabbed by vigilant troops of 23 Brigade Special Battalion at a check point in Maiha, Adamawa State.
“Preliminary interrogation revealed that the suspected terrorist is a Cameroonian citizen.
“Visual matching with photographs on the poster of the 100 declared suspected Boko Haram terrorists wanted list released by the Nigerian Army last month shows that he clearly resembles the suspect on serial number 22 on the list,” Mr. Usman, a colonel, said.
He said the suspect had been handed over to military intelligence for further investigation and possible prosecution.
Mr. Usman called on people to be vigilant and security conscious.
“Nigerian Army would like to once more call on all citizens and all well meaning residents of our country to continue to be more vigilant and security conscious to enable us rid our great nation of the menace of terrorism and insurgency,” the army spokesman said.