By Ndahi Marama
MAIDUGURI—The Nigerian Army, yesterday, released a fresh list of 55 wanted Boko Haram terrorists involved in insurgency in the North-East.
The Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin, who unveiled the list at the Military Command and Control Centre of Operation Lafiya Dole headquarters, Maimalari Cantonment of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri yesterday, urged Nigerians to assist in tracking down the wanted terrorists, who are on the run.
He said: “With this launching of additional list of wanted terrorists, it is hoped that the public will collaborate to identify the wanted Boko Haram suspects, wherever they are.”
He disclosed that the military had provided a safe-landing platform through its Operation Save Corridors for insurgents who wished to repent and forsake terror activities.
He also urged the people to persuade willing Boko Haram members to lay down their arms.
In his brief remarks, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed that the first list of over 100 wanted Boko Haram was released by the military in 2015.
He said the second list of another set of 198 men was released early this year, adding that the new list, the third in the series, includes 55 Boko Haram members.
He said the launch of the new list was for emphasis and for the civil populace to focus on the security challenges.