Tuesday, May 29, 2012

JTF Arrests Top Boko Haram Leader In Kano

The Joint military task force (JTF) in Kano, arrested a man believed to be one of the top aide of the Terror group, Boko Haram's leader, Sheikh Abubakar Shekau.

The arrest according to JTF was done during an operation carried out in the early morning of Tuesday.

A source close to JTF in Kano said that, “we have carried out an operation and we have successfully arrested one of the top militants that are wanted by security operatives”.

The arrest made around the Darmanawa quarters behind Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) was believed to be breakthrough in the fight against the militant group.

Our source said that identity of the arrested person will not be made public immediately but said he was arrested following a tip off after the JTF raid in his house Tuesday.

Spokesman of the Joint military task force (JTF) Lieutenant Ikedichi Iweha confirmed the arrest but declined further comment on the issue.

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