Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have arrested Bubayi Isa, a suspected high profile Boko Haram insurgent in Panama village of Gunda District, Borno state.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Maiduguri.
He said that Isa was arrested alongside three other suspects in Borno and Adamawa states.
Chukwu listed the names of other suspects: Muhammad Buba, Yakubu Abubakar and Yakubu Abdullahi.
He explained that Isa was number 37 on the list of Boko Haram insurgents published by the Army in 2016.
Chukwu further disclosed that Isa was arrested on Tuesday, following an intelligence report adding that the suspect is from Panama village of Biu Local Government Area of Borno state.
According to him, “Preliminary investigations also indicated that the suspects fully participated in operations, which were coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents at various times.
“Troops of 23 Brigade, Operation Lafiya Dole on March 20, arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Bubayi Isa from Panama village, Gunda District, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State following a tip off.
“Further investigation reveals that Bubayi is the 37th suspect on the list of Boko Haram terrorist suspects, published by Army
Chukwu in the statement also said: “Other suspects arrested with him include; Muhammad Buba and Abdullahi Abubakar from the same area while Yakubu Abdullahi hails from Sabon Gari Gado in Bayo Local Government Area of Borno state.
“The suspects were arrested at Kalaa village in Hong council area of Adamawa state.”
The suspects, according to the spokesman, have confessed of belonging to a Boko Haram terror group and their various involvements, after preliminary investigations by troops.