Monday, 9 November 2015

Wanted terrorist arrested in Lagos-bound flight at Abuja airport

A suspected Boko Haram member whose name was in the list of 100 most wanted   terrorist kingpins recently published by the Nigerian Army has been apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Eagle-eyed aviation officers who may have seen the widely circulated picture posters were said to have noticed the wanted man as he was about to board a Lagos-bound flight.

The director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, confirmed the development  statement on Sunday.

According to the statement, “The declaration of 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists has started to pay the desired dividend as one of them was arrested as he attempted to flee.

“Today (Sunday) at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, a man suspected to be one of the wanted suspected Boko Haram terrorists, Chindo Bello, was apprehended by Aviation security as he was boarding Aero Contractors' Airline flight to Lagos. The suspect has since been handed over to the military intelligence for interrogation and prosecution.”

The army spokesman thanked the patriotic security agents and good citizens for the tip-off that led to the arrest of the suspect.

He also reiterated the Nigerian Army's call on Nigerians to be more vigilant and assist security agencies with information about the wanted terrorists, their sponsors and other criminals living among innocent citizens.

The chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai had about a fortnight ago published posters containing photos of the 100 most wanted Boko Haram kingpins in Maiduguri, the headquarters of 'Operation Lafiya Dole'.

It is believed that the widely circulated picture posters aided the airport operatives  who noticed the wanted man as he was about to board a Lagos-bound flight.


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