Nigerian police officers four days ago arrested Muhammed Usman, one of the members of Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, declared wanted a few days ago by the Nigerian Army.

In a statement released today, the police disclosed that their Zone 12 officers had arrested the suspected insurgent figure in an operation supervised by Tunde Ogunsakin, the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of the zone. Zone 12 comprises Bauchi, Borno and Yobe States, states that are the epicenter of attacks by Boko Haram fighters. 

According to the police statement, police detectivesattached to the Borno State Police Command arrested the suspect after hunting for him in an intensive cordon and search operation that targeted members and leaders of the terror group in different parts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

The suspect was arrested on November 15, 2015, and immediately handed over to the headquarters of the 7thDivision of the Nigerian Army for further investigation, said the police statement. The police added that their officers had intensified efforts to track down and arrest numerous other suspects who are still at large. 

The police emphasized that their success in arresting the wanted suspect owed to the support of “well-meaning members of the public.” They added that members of the public are “partners in progress with the Nigeria Police Force,” sharing the desire and aspiration to enable a safe and secure environment for all citizens.

AIG Ogunsakin urged members of the public to continue to provide information that would assist the police in protecting lives and property in the zone and Nigeria at large.

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