Breaking News

No planned Boko Haram attacks in South-West — DHQ

•Wanted terrorist arrested in Borno

Defence Headquarters (DHQ), yesterday, debunked the claim that Boko Haram terrorists have concluded plans to launch attacks in parts of the South-West.

A statement by Colonel Rabe Abubakar, Acting Director of Defence Information, said, “The attention of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been drawn to a story published by a section of the media claiming impending attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in some south western states of the country.

“This story is not only baseless but also lacks substance in its entirety, hence should be disregarded. Of more worrisome is the claim that the terrorists have infiltrated the western states.

“While the military and other security agencies have made tremendous successes in degrading and decimating the terrorists who are now in disarray having lost their Centre of gravity, camps and their source of logistics”.

Meanwhile, the Department of State Security (DSS) in Borno State, at the weekend, arrested one of the suspected Boko Haram kingpins whose photograph is among the 100  published by the authorities.

Confirming the arrest in a statement, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said the Boko Haram suspect is number 26 on the wanted list.

The statement 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.

“The renewed zeal has been yielding the desired result as the Borno State Command of Department of State Services (DSS) has this morning arrested another suspected high profile Boko Haram terrorist, Danladi Abdullahi at Moduganari area of Maiduguri metropolis.

“Although he is still being investigated, it has been positively established that he is suspect number 26 on the list of the declared suspected Boko Haram terrorists issued by the Nigerian Army last month”.


Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.