Troops of operation Lafiya Dole, deployed to fight the insurgency in Northeast, have arrested a Boko Haram suspect, who had been on the wanted list of the Nigerian Army.
The suspect was arrested on Saturday when he infiltrated into the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Maje Lawan at Banki area of Borno State
The Nigerian Army in a statement signed on Sunday by its spokesperson, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, said the suspect is number 98 on the wanted list.
“Troops of operation Lafiya Dole on 4 August 2018 have arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Maje Lawan, at Banki in Borno State.
“The suspect believed to be number 96 on the wanted list earlier published by the Army was apprehended after he infiltrated into the Internally Displaced Persons camp in the area.
“The suspect is currently undergoing preliminary investigation and will be handed over to the appropriate authority for further action,” the statement read in part.
Chukwu in the statement urged members of the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious person, movements, and activities, to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.
Efforts by the Nigerian military to end the insurgency in the Northeast also recorded success on Friday when the Nigerian Air Force bombarded a hideout of Boko Haram terrorists in Daban Masara area of Borno State.
Director of Air Force Public of Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who attached a video of the operation, said the attack on the insurgents’ camp was conducted by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Two out of the green-roofed buildings that were identified as rendezvous points for the insurgents within Daban Masara were destroyed during the operation.