Posted by News Express | 3 August 2016 | 2,842 times
The Nigerian Army has announced the capture of someone it described as a high profile Boko Haram terrorist. Mohammed Mohammed Zauro was arrested by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at about 8:30am on Tuesday, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said. He said the arrest was effected with the assistance of vigilantes on routine checks at Sabon Gari, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the suspected terrorist kingpin was arrested as he was trying to flee to Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, from Sambisa forest. The troops recovered a Gionee brand of mobile telephone handset and a fake SAIE/JIBWIS identification card to perfect his escape and the sum of N7,900.00k,” Col. Usman said in a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon.
He disclosed that troops also intercepted another suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawal Aboi, along Damboa-Bale Road in Borno. “According to him, he was on his way to voluntarily surrender to the troops in Damboa because he was tired of fighting for no just cause. Both suspects are being further interrogated,” the Army Spokesman said.
•Photo shows the alleged high profile Boko Haram terrorist Mohammed Mohammed Zauro.
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