Police arrest one of the 'most wanted Boko Haram terrorists' in Ondo (PHOTOS)
The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of a wanted Boko Haram commander by policemen attached to the Ondo State Command.
A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, said the high-profile suspect, Idris Ibrahim Babawo (alias Idiko, Nagada), occupied the 165th position on the list of fugitive Boko Haram commanders wanted for waging an atrocious war against the State.
The statement read: "The Nigeria Police Ondo State Command on Sunday 24th September 2017 at about 2.00pm, arrested a declared wanted Boko Boko Haram Terrorist group member, Idris Ibrahim Babawo aged 42, that goes by the names “Idiko” and “Nagada”.
"He is believed to be on serial number 165 on the wanted Boko Haram terrorists list. He was handed over to the 32 Brigade, 2 Division, Nigerian Army, at about 2.00pm today Monday 25th September 2017 by the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police.
"Preliminary investigation shows that the terrorist kingpin hailed from Chinade village, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State. He escaped from the North East due to military onslaught on the terrorists with a view evade arrest and prosecution. But nemesis caught up with him."
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director Army Public Relations