A 35-year old man, suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram sect has been arrested by officers of the 19 Battalion of the Nigeria Army in Sapele, Delta State.
The suspect, Bukar Abacha from Borno State, was arrested some hours after arrival at Hausa quarters in Sapele, following intelligence report given to the â€˜Operation Polo Shieldâ€™ by members of the Arewa community in the area.
He was later handed over to the army headquarters in Abuja.
Commenting on the arrest, Col. Samuel Umara senior army officer who spoke to newsmen in Sapele also informed the people about a list of wanted Boko Haram suspects by the Nigerian Army.
The community leaders who notified security agents of Abachaâ€™s arrival said they started suspecting him because he was looking strange and uncomfortable in their midst.
Col. Umar asserted that many of the terrorists migrated from the North-eastern part of the country to the South East, following hot chase given to them by the army in the recent times.
He added that all hands are on deck by the military to arrest them all.
While informing inhabitants of the locality about what the army called, â€œshow of force, confidence building patrolâ€ the army vowed that efforts to stop all criminal activities such as kidnapping, vandalism, illegal oil bunkering and killing of innocent citizens in its area of operation shall be met with zero tolerance, as this is the mandate of operation polo shield.
The military men also pasted names of 100 wanted Boko Haram suspects in some strategic places in Sapele metropolis. They said the aim is to let everyone in the community know that enemies may be hiding among them.
Culled fromÂ THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER