Nigerian Army releases 86 names of people wanted for acts of terrorism


By Bode Olushegun

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday released a list of 86 people wanted in connection with act of terrorist.

They were alleged to be members of the notorious Boko Haram sect.

The latest release was the fourth in such releases as the military authorities had in the past been rolling out lists of wanted terrorists.

The latest list was launched by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai alongside Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum launched at the Nigerian Army Super Camp, Chabbal in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.

The ceremony also witnessed the launching of Civilan JTF, Hunters and Vigilantes into the operations of the Nigerian Army Super Camp.

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

He remarked that the induction of Civilian JTF into the operation would greatly help in containing the activities of Boko Haram because of their knowledge of the terrain and identifying Boko Haram members.

He maintained that there was no Child CJTF that would participate in the operation and called on the public to support the military in fishing out remnants of the insurgents.

Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum commended the Nigerian Army for initiating the operation.

Theatre Commander, Operation ‘Lafiya Dole’, Major General Farouq Yahaya said adequate arrangement had been made for the welfare of Civilian JTF that would participate in the operation.

Prominent on the list is the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, who had been declared dead on few occasions in the past.

Others notorious name were Abu Musa Al Barnawi, , Modu Sulum, Malkam Umar, Mallam Bello Husba, Abu Musab Barnawi, Abu Imma, Ibrahim Abu Maryam, Baka Kwasari, Mallam Yan Kolo, Bana Gonna, Mohammed Abu Maryam, Abu Dardda.

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