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Published On: Mon, Aug 6th, 2018

Army arrests wanted Baoko Haram leader, Lawan in Borno

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From Mustapha Isah Kwaru Maiduguri

Troops of operation LAFIYA DOLE have arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspected leader, Maje Lawan at Banki in Borno State.
This was disclosed by spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu in a statement issued in Maiduguri.
The statement noted that suspect believed to be number 96 on the wanted list earlier published by the Army was apprehended after he infiltrated into the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camp in the area.
“The suspect is currently undergoing preliminary investigation and will be handed over to the appropriate authority for further action,” the statement said.
“The public is reminded to be vigilance and to report any suspicious person, movements as well as activities to the law enforcement agents for prompt action,” it further added.
Meanwhile, troops of 222 Battalion deployed in operation LAFIYA Dole while on ambush operation around Malari village Borno State neutralized two Boko Haram terrorists while others flee into the bush.
“Ten bicycles were recovered from the terrorists during the encounter.”
“The public is hereby advised to report any suspicious movements or activities to the security agents for necessary action”, the statement noted.

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