Army nabs wanted Boko Haram kingpin in Sapele
Nigerian Army personnel of 19 Battalion in Delta State have arrested a suspected member of the Boko Haram sect in Sapele, following a tip off. .
The suspect, Bukar Abacha, was arrested shortly after he arrived the popular Hausa quarters in Sapele.
Army sources speaking under condition of anonimity, disclosed that a member of the Arewa community gave the information about the identity of the sect member to“Operation Pulo Shield”.
The Borno-state born suspect was, thereafter, handed over to the Army Headquarters in Abuja for further interrogation, the senior officer said.
The officer said that the suspect was on the wanted list of 100 wanted terrorists kingpins of the group published by the army
He said that a sensitisation exercise tagged “show of force confidence building patrol’’ had been inaugurated.
“The exercise is aimed at disarming all acts of criminalities such as, kidnapping, pipeline vandalism, illegal oil bunkering and killing of innocent citizens in the area.
“Before the arrest, community leaders informed us that the suspect was looking strange, psychologically imbalance and uncomfortable in their midst that called for his doubt as one of them,’’ he said.
The officer urged the people to give the army necessary intelligent information that would assist to effectively stamp out crime in the society.
He urged residents to report people with questionable character or strange movement of persons in their domains.
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