Spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement that Danladi Abdullahi was arrested in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, in north eastern Nigeria.
“Although he is still being investigated, it has been positively established that he is suspect No. 26 on the list of the declared suspected Boko Haram terrorists issued by the Nigerian Army last month,” Xinhua news agency quoted Usman as saying.
Abdullahi’s detention comes after Nigerian authorities last week said they apprehended two other suspected militants named on the list.
Ishaku Wardifen, a Cameroonian national, was arrested at a military checkpoint November 9 in the town of Maliha, in Adamawa State. One day prior, police arrested Chindo Bello as he attempted to board a flight in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
Usman said, “Following the release of the poster containing photographs of 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, security agencies and the public have intensified search for them.”
Chief of staff of the Nigerian Army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, spoke to the special unit known as 29 Task Force Brigade, saying they must “maintain the momentum to achieve” a deadline set by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat the terrorist group by December. -Leadership