The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Sunday said it had arrested a 56-year-old man, said to be a Boko Haram commander, in the Aski Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Commandant of the NSCDC in Borno State, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the development known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri.
“Our men have made remarkable progress by arresting a Boko Haram kingpin.
“The notorious kingpin was said to be a recruiter as well as supplier of arms and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) to the Boko Haram terrorists.
“He confessed that his three children were also arrowheads of the Boko Haram sect,’’ he said.
Abdullahi added that the command had since handed over the suspect to the Army for further investigation.
In another development, the federal government of Nigeria has signed a tripartite agreement with the United Nations High Commission for Refuge (UNHCR) and the Republic of Cameroun for the return of about 80,000 Nigerian refugees who had fled for safety and are currently taking refuge in the neighbouring country.
The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi, who made the development known when an African Union Humanitarian Mission led by Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner Political Affairs, visited the Headquarters of the agency at the weekend, said that government was making efforts to cater for all the basic needs of the displaced persons.