A Boko Haram member on the wanted list of the Nigerian Army has been captured on Sunday at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, security official said.
The suspect, Chindo Bello, was apprehended by aviation security as he was boarding a Lagos-bound Aero Contractors’ flight to Lagos at the airport.
About two weeks back, the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai published posters containing photos of the 100 most wanted Boko Haram kingpins in Maiduguri, the headquarters of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’.
The posters were printed in durable runner broadsheets.
Confirming Bello’s arrest, the director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman in a press statement circulated electronically to newsmen said unveiling faces of terrorists has begun to help the war against terrorism.
He said: “The declaration of 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists has started to pay the desired dividend as one of them was arrested as he attempted to flee.”
“Today (Sunday) at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, a man suspected to be one of the wanted suspected Boko Haram terrorists, Chindo Bello, was apprehended by Aviation security as he was boarding Aero Contractors’ Airline flight to Lagos. The suspect has since been handed over to the military intelligence for interrogation and prosecution.”