Yawi Modu, a high-profile Boko Haram member, has been apprehended by Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) forces.
Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, a spokesman for the Nigerian Army, said the Boko Haram member who had been on the security wanted list had been apprehended during a recent raid on terrorist hideouts in the North East.
Nwachukwu said in a statement on Thursday that Modu and his associates were apprehended along the Damboa-Wajiroko route by Sector 2 OPHK troops.
During the operations in the Damboa and Gashua Local Government Areas of Borno and Yobe States, the military raided Boko Haram’s Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, and materials hub, according to Nwachukwu.
“These ISWAP criminals facing the reality of obvious depletion are desperately acquiring IED materials to make explosive devices with which to unleash terror on innocent civilians, in a bid to remain relevant and present a posture of potency.”
Nwachukwu said, “281 (50Kg) bags of Urea were recovered from the warehouses in the market and two notorious distributors were also arrested.”
He added: “Recall that Urea fertiliser has been banned by Government because of its use as a major component for manufacturing IED by terrorists.
“The suspects and materials recovered are currently undergoing preliminary investigation.”