The Department of State Security (DSS) in Borno state at the weekend arrested one of the suspected Boko Haram kingpins whose photograph is among the 100 recently published by the Army authorities.
Confirming the arrest in a statement, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman said the Boko Haram suspect is number 26 of the published wanted list and gave his name as Danladi Abdullahi.
The Statement reads, “Following the release of the poster containing photographs of 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, security agencies and the public have intensified search for them.
“The renewed zeal has been yielding the desired result as the Borno State Command of Department of State Services (DSS) has this morning arrested another suspected high profile Boko Haram terrorist, Danladi Abdullahi at Moduganari area of Maiduguri metropolis.
“Although he is still being investigated, it has been positively established that he is suspect number 26 on the list of the declared suspected Boko Haram terrorists issued by the Nigerian Army last month.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, personally wishes to commend the DSS especially Borno State Command, for this singular act, resilience and continued support and cooperation in the fight against terrorism and insurgency”.
Continuing he said, “The DSS has over times proven to be dependable and partners in the quest for a secured Nigeria.
“We would also like to reiterate that the fight against this security menace is a collective responsibility; therefore, we shall continue to solicit for public’s support, cooperation and understanding as we finally quench the remaining dying embers of the Boko Haram terrorists in our country.
“We should all be more vigilant and security conscious to enable us all enjoy a better and more secure Nigeria.”