The Nigerian military released a press statement this morning saying that a wanted terror kingpin was detected among the 486 suspected Boko Haram members arrested while traveling along the Enugu - Port Harcourt road on Sunday June 15th. Find the press statement below...
Update on the screening of 486 arrested travelers in Abia state: wanted terror kingpin nabbed
A terror kingpin in the list of wanted terrorists of security forces in Nigeria have been detected in the ongoing screening of the 486 suspects napped while travelling in over 33 Hiace Hummer buses at night along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway last Sunday.
So far other security agencies including the para-military have joined the screening exercise to ascertain the status of the remaining suspects. Those identified as possible security risk or illegal immigrants are expected to be identified for further action.
Meanwhile, the identified terror kingpin has been taken into custody. Further development will be communicated to you in due course.
Major General, Director Defence Information