ICC Note: Nigerian authorities continue to crack down hard on the Islamic group Boko Haram who has plagued the African nation for over 13 years. Recently the Nigerian army has created wanted posters with the top 100 suspected Boko Haram militants in an effort to increase vigilance among civilians. The first of the 100 was arrested on Sunday attempting to board an airplane while another was apprehended Monday. President Buhari has come under some scrutiny as of late for his pledge to defeat the insurgency by December of this year. Regardless of whether they will be able to accomplish the pledge, the African task force has increased the pressure on the Islamic terrorists who consistently target Christian communities through rape, murder, and kidnappings.
11/10/2015 Nigeria (Leadership) – The army yesterday disclosed the arrest of another suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect.
LEADERSHIP recalled that the security operatives had earlier on Sunday arrested one of the declared wanted terrorists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja while attempting to board a plane going to Lagos
“As all hands are on deck to finally defeat Boko Haram terrorists in our country, today (yesterday) in the morning, another declared wanted suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Ishaku Wardifen, was nabbed by vigilant troops of 23 Brigade Special Battalion at a check point in Maiha, Adamawa State.
“Preliminary interrogation revealed that the suspected terrorist is a Cameroonian citizen. Visual matching with photographs on the poster of the 100 declared suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ wanted list released by the Nigerian army last month, shows that he clearly resemble the suspect on serial number 22 on the list”.
According to the acting spokesman of the army, Col Sani Kukasheka Usman, “The suspect has been handed over to military intelligence for further investigation and possible prosecution”.
He reiterated the call on the populace to continue giving the army information and support in the on-going counter insurgency operations.
“Nigerian army would like to once more call on all citizens and all well meaning residents of our country to continue to be more vigilant and security conscious to enable us rid our great nation of the menace of terrorism and insurgency”.