The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram kingpin at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, Abuja,yesterday as he tried to board a plane.
The suspect has been reportedly identified as Chindo Bello, who was declared wanted alongside a number of suspected Boko Haram members two weeks ago.
TheArmy spokesman, Sani Usman credited Bello’s arrest to diligence and vigilance and urged Nigerians to continue to remain watchful.
“The Nigerian Army would like to reiterate the need for all well-meaning Nigerians and those residing in our great country to be more vigilant.
“We also solicit the assistance of citizens to security agencies with information about the declared wanted terrorists, their sponsors and other criminals in our midst,” a statement said.
100 suspected members of Boko Haram have been declared wanted on October 27 by the Chief of Army Staff as he exhorted Nigerians.
He said “The fight against Boko Haram insurgency is a collective responsibility of all, including the media. These photographs of terrorists’ suspects are to be identified with their numbers attached to each of the 100 photos, while members of the general public could send in more information on the locations or whereabouts of these Boko Haram sect members who appeared in these special photo identifications. Each of the suspects must have either participated or involved in the ongoing war in the theatre operations of Lafiya Dole.
“If any member of the general public identifies the location and whereabouts of these suspects, please contact these three telephone numbers in this launched anti-terrorism campaign materials in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.”