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Nigerian Armed Forces Arrest Boko Haram Second-in-Command In Kogi State


The Acting Director Defence information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar has confirmed the arrest of one of the top wanted terror suspect and second-in-command to Abubakar Shekau in the hierarchy of the dreaded Boko Haram Sect, The Punch reports.

The terror suspect who is also the leader of the Ansaru Islamic Sect, Khalid Albarnawi was arrested in Kogi state.

He said, “I can confirm that he (Albarnawi) is in custody. It is a product of the existing
synergy among the security agencies which led to this breakthrough in the war on terror.

“Nigerians should assist the security agencies with relevant information and intelligence, I can say that the days of Boko Haram are numbered.

“We have just confirmed that he has been nabbed and he is with the relevant agencies and as time goes, people would know how this kind of person was nabbed and it is due to the synergy existing among the security agencies.

“He has been arrested and he is with the relevant agencies and he is cooperating with giving information.

“He is the second-in-command as far as the Boko Haram hierarchy is concerned. So their days are numbered by the grace of God.”