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The Nigerian government has reported that it has arrested a top Boko Haram commander named “Two-Face,” last Thursday afternoon. The Nigerian government has been taking decisive action against the Islamic extremist group and has declared a state of emergency in several of Nigeria’s northern states most effected by the Boko Haram conflict. Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group attempting to carve out a separate Islamic state in Nigeria’s northern regions, is estimated to have killed over 3,000 people since the conflict started in 2009. Many of those killed were targeted because of their Christian faith.
7/21/2013 Nigeria (Nigerian Guardian) – The military Joint Task Force (JTF) and members of Borno Vigilance Youths Group (BVYG) have Thursday arrested a top Boko Haram commander, (aka Two Face), who had been on the wanted list of security forces and youths since last year.
The arrested commander was, according JTF sources, picked up by the vigilance youths at the Post Office Area by 2.30pm, while fleeing Maiduguri in military camouflage attire.
Speaking on the incident, Chairman of BVYG, Abubakar Mallum, yesterday in Maiduguri, said the vigilance youths had been hunting for the Boko Haram commander for the last three weeks, but he (suspect) he escaped arrest on three different occasions.
He said: “We got him today while he was attempting to flee Maiduguri in a military camouflage dress. Our boys were able to identify this man who had been killing many of our brothers, sisters, uncles and even some of our parents mercilessly.”
He said the arrested commander has been handed over to the JTF sector commander.
Spokesman of JTF, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, confirmed that the suspected Boko Haram commander, nicknamed Two Face, the only name he is known by, was arrested by vigilance youths of Hausari and Lawan Bukar wards of Maiduguri in the afternoon.

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