The Nigerian Army says it has arrested a suspected high profile Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Zauro, at Sabon Gari in the Damboa Local Government Area of northeastern Borno state.
A media statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, issued here Wednesday said troops participating in “Operation Lafia Dole”, with assistance of vigilantes on routine checks, identified and arrested Mohammed Zauro on Tuesday.
“On Tuesday, Aug 2, at about 8.30 am, preliminary investigation shows that the suspected terrorist kingpin was arrested as he was trying to flee to Birnin Kebbi, from the Sambisa Forest.
The troops recovered a cell phone and a fake SAIE/JIBWIS identification card to perfect his escape and the sum of 7,900 Naira (about 25 US dollars),” the statement said.
In a related development, troops also intercepted another suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawal Aboi, along Damboa-Bale road.
Col. Usman said Aboi was on his way to voluntarily surrender to the army in Damboa because he was tired of fighting for no just cause. Both suspects are undergoing further interrogation
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK