The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had arrested a high profile suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Zauro .
According to a statement signed and released to newsmen in Abuja by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, the suspected terrorist was caught at Sabon Gari, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
He said troops of “Operation Lafia Dole’’ with the assistance of vigilantes on routine checks, identified and arrested Mohammed Zauro .
Col Usman’s statement read in part ;“On Tuesday,Aug. 2, at about 8.30 a.m., Preliminary investigation shows that the suspected terrorist kingpin was arrested as he was trying to flee to Birnin Kebbi, from Sambisa forest.
“The troops recovered a Gionee cell phone and a fake SAIE/JIBWIS identification card to perfect his escape and the sum of N7, 900,’’ the statement added .
Also in a related development, troops intercepted another suspected Boko Haram terrorist,Lawal Aboi, along Damboa-Bale road.
He said Aboi was on his way to voluntarily surrender to the troops in Damboa because he was tired of fighting for no just cause.
Col Usman said both suspects were now under further interrogation.