Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole with assistance of Vigilantes have arrested Mohammed Mohammed Zauro a high profile suspected member Boko Haram terrorist group who was trying to escape from Sambisa forest to Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.
Confirming the report acting Director Army Public Relations Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said Mohammed Mohammed Zauro was arrested at Sabon Gari, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State
“On Tuesday 2nd August 2016, at about 8.30am, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE with assistance of Vigilantes on routine checks, identified and arrested a high profile suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Mohammed Zauro at Sabon Gari, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State” Usman said.
The Army spokesman said preliminary investigation shows that the suspected terrorist kingpin was arrested as he was trying to flee to Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, from Sambisa forest. Usman said the troops recovered a Gionee brand of mobile telephone handset and a fake SAIE/JIBWIS identification card to perfect his escape and the sum of N7, 900.00k.
He added that the troops also intercepted another suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawal Aboi, along Damboa-Bale road. The Army spokesman said Lawal Aboi claim he was on his way to voluntarily surrender to the troops in Damboa because he was tired of fighting for no just cause.
Usman said both suspects are being further interrogated.