Nigerian Army Releases List Of 86 Most Wanted Terrorists

The Nigerian Army has released a list and images of 86 most wanted terrorists affliated to Boko Haram and the Islamic State Of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The list was launched by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai on Wednesday.

Buratai called on members of the public, who know the whereabouts of any of the wanted terrorists, to report to the nearest security outpost.

Governor Zulum, Wednesday, equally approved the donation of 100 motorcycles for the Army’s remote operations in the state. He also renewed his call on Boko Haram insurgents, who hiding in Sambisa Forest and bushes in the fringes of Lake Chad, to lay down their arms and surrender.

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Those on the list include Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect; Abu Musa Al Barnawi, Modu Sulum, Malkam Umar, Bello Husba, Yan Kolo, Ibrahim Abu Maryam, Baka Kwasari, Bana Gonna, Mohammed Abu Maryam, Abu Imma, and Abu Dardda.

The ceremony also witnessed the launch of civilian JTF, hunters, and vigilantes into the operations of the Nigerian Army Super Camp.

Buratai said the two events were part of activities for the final push to end Boko Haram activities in the North-East.

The army chief added that no “child CJTF” will participate in the operation, calling on the public to support the military in fishing out remnants of the terrorists.

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“It is very important that we must get them to play that important role of identifying these terrorists and their influence from one position to the other,” he said.

“As we collaborate today, this counter insurgency should not be left for the military alone as its success does not fully lie with the military.

“The collaboration with the civil authority as well as the volunteers is a welcome development.”


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