A statement by the Nigerian has confirmed that four Boko Haram suspects have been arrested in Borno state.
The suspects were reportedly arrested in Kala Balge local government according to a statement by the Acting Director of Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman.
An excerpt of the statement reads “Troops of 3 Battalion, of 22 Task Force Brigade have made an unprecedented catch with the arrest of 4 Boko Haram terrorists Ameers (kingpins) at Rann, headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area today, Friday 22nd April 2016.
“The arrested kingpins specialized on various aspects of criminality to sustain the Boko Haram terrorists group in their areas.
“The four terrorists were arrested following a tip off by well-meaning members of the public.
“Subsequently, the troops conducted a cordon and search operation in the general area that led to the apprehension of the terrorist leaders, who contribute to the sustenance of the insurgency through their illegal trade specialization.
“The arrested kingpins include Umara Mai Gyaran Rediyo (Radio Technician), Umaru Mai Nama, (who specialize in cattle rustling and sales), Alifa Makinta (a specialist on stealing foodstuffs) and Balu Jugudum (in charge of stolen jewelleries).
“Presently the suspects are undergoing interrogation,”