The Nigerian military on Wednesday morning announced that its troops have arrested a Boko Haram suspect, Muhammed Bulama, who is number 105, on its wanted list, in Yobe state.
A statement from Acting Director Army Public Relations Officer, Col. Sani Usman Kukasheka said they were arrested while riding on horseback and bicycle shepherding some sheep towards the market.
The statement read: “The Boko Haram suspect on the wanted list number 105, Muhammed Bulama, has been arrested by troops on Tuesday 6th July 2016 in Yobe State.
“Bulama was arrested along side with 2 other suspected Boko Haram terrorists; Ardo Abba Muhammed (elder brother to Bulama as claimed) and Muhammadu Kaigama, in Azare community, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, with the help of the local vigilantes in the town.
“They were arrested riding on horseback and bicycle shepherding some sheep towards market.
“During preliminary investigation, the suspected terrorist personally confirmed his photograph on the wanted list and further revealed that he specialized on rearing animals for the terrorist group.
“He further confessed that they came to the village to sell the animals as they had ran out of cash in their hideout and would also get some food items back to for the upcoming Sallah festivity.”