Troops of operation LAFIYA DOLE on Saturday arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Maje Lawan at Banki in Borno State, northeast Nigeria.
A statement from Texas Chukwu, a Brigadier General and Director Army Public Relations on Sunday said, the 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 public is reminded to be vigilant and to report any suspicious person, movements as well as activities to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.” The statement said.
In another development, 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.
The statement said, “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 added.