A man alleged to be the commander of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group in North-Central Nigeria has been nabbed by the Joint Military Task Force (JTF).
The man whose name was given as Mohammed Zangina, a chief commander of the sect, was arrested by men of the JTF during a cordon and search operation in Maiduguri the Borno state capital.
This was disclosed on Thursday by Lieutenant Sagir Musa, a spokesperson of the JTF in Borno in an e-mail that was made available to journalists in Maiduguri.
The JTF spokesman in the state said Mohammed Zangina had coordinated “most of the suicide attacks and bombings in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Jos and Potiskum. Zangina is a key member of the Shura Committee of the Boko Haram Terrorists, he is also among those declared wanted and a bounty of 25 million Naira was placed on him by the JTF.”
Musa added that Zangina “often referred to as Alhaji Musa is the leader of North Central part of Nigeria and was in Maiduguri to plan several deadly attacks against civilians and security personnel. ”
Continuing, the JTF said Zangina survived several security manhunts on “his hideouts in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Jos and Potiskum. His arrest was affected by JTF troops following a special operation conducted in GRA, Maiduguri. He is undergoing interrogation.”