A suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Aliyu Ahmed, otherwise called “Aliko”, has been arrested by the Army.
In a statement on Saturday, the Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said “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.
“He (“Aliko”) 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 lost during one of the attacks they carried out in 2016,” Usman said.
Four child traffickers and 19 under aged children were also intercepted in Yobe by the Army.
The Army spokesperson said the four traffickers, who were arrested by troops of Bravo Company, 120 Battalion at Katarko, were conveying the 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.
He added that 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 (NAPTIP).