Army Confirms Arrest of Suspected Terrorist, Intercepts Four Traffickers

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The Nigerian Army saturday confirmed the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Aliyu Ahmed, alias “Aliko”. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman said in a statement that “Aliko” was arrested on Friday by troops of 33 Brigade following a tip off in Yuga village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, where he has been in hiding.

The army also said it intercepted four child traffickers and 19 under aged children in Yobe, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“He was found to be in possession of one single barrel gun and one Dane gun. During preliminary interrogation, he confessed that he actively participated in several Boko Haram terrorists’ attacks and also owned an AK-47 rifle which was lost during one of the attacks they carried out in 2016. His interrogation continues,” Usman said.

He said the four traffickers, who were arrested by of troops of Bravo Company, 120 Battalion at Katarko, were conveying 19 children from Potiskum to Garin Tuwo, Bungai and Buni Yadi in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe and Galarabala in Biu Local Government Area of Borno.

“Both the suspected traffickers and their victims have been moved to the Brigade Headquarters for transfer to National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons,” the army spokesman said.