Troops of the 3 Battalion of 22 Task Force Brigade arrested four Boko Haram Ameers, or kingpins, in Rann, Kala-Balge Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State on Friday.
According to military sources, locals tipped off the troops on the terrorists’ whereabouts. The troops subsequently conducted a thorough search of the area and arrested the four kingpins.
The arrested terrorists include Umara Mai Gyaran Rediyo, a radio technician, Umaru Mai Nama, a cattle herding and sales specialist, Alifa Makinta, a specialist in stealing foodstuffs, and Balu Jugudum, a jewelry thief.
The suspects are currently undergoing interrogation.