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Army, Police Arrest 2 Boko Haram Terrorists

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The Nigerian troops, on Wednesday, arrested another wanted Boko Haram terrorist leader, in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The suspect, Abubakar Sadiq, who works as a night watchman to one Muhammad Daggash, was arrested by troops of 101 Task Force Battalion, 7 Division Garrison, along Lagos Street.

The suspect matches the photograph of number 28, on the poster containing the photographs of the 100 wanted suspected Boko Haram terrorists declared wanted by the Nigerian Army last month.

In a related development, the Nigeria Police, Borno State command, arrested yet another suspected Boko Haram kingpin, Mohammed Usman, at Abuja Talakawa Ward of Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State.

The suspect who matches photograph of suspect number 40 on the poster, was arrested following the effort and tracking by the police.

A statement issued by the police command stated that “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.”

The statement added that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, commended the vigilant troops and the Nigerian Police in particular, for their great efforts.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that as we move for the final onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists, there is the urgent need for all of us to be more vigilant and security conscious,” the statement said.