A suspected member of the Boko Haram sect identified as Bukar Abacha, has been arrested in Sapele, Delta State by soldiers of the 19 Battalion of Nigerian Army.
The suspected insurgent, said to be middle-aged, was arrested shortly after he arrived the popular Hausa quarters in Sapele.
A senior army officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said on Thursday that a member of the Hausa community provided information on the suspected Boko Haram insurgent to the Military Joint Task Force in the area code named “Operation Pulo Shield”.
The Borno State born Boko Haram suspect was, thereafter, handed over to the Army Headquarters in Abuja for further interrogation, the senior officer said.
The officer said the suspect was on the wanted list of the army,
He said a sensitisation exercise tagged: “Show of force confidence building patrol”, had been inaugurated.