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Boko Haram top member surrenders in Borno

A high ranking member of the Boko Haram sect, Bulama Kailani Mohammed Metele, has surrendered to 145 Task Force Battalion, 5 Brigade troops at Damasak, Borno State.

The Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Maiduguri.

Usman said Metele, from Tumbun Bera in Borno, belonged to the Abu Mustapha -led  Mamman Nur’s faction of Boko Haram.

He said the Boko Haram member was on number 253 on the Nigerian Army’s wanted list released recently by Defence Headquarters (DHQ).

“He (Metele) is currently undergoing further interrogation,’’ the army spokesman said.

Meanwhile, two suspected Boko Haram terrorists carrying out surveillance on Kareto and Dangalti villages have been arrested by troops of 158 Task Force Battalion of 5 Brigade based on information.

Usman said preliminary investigation showed that the duo are on reconnaissance mission to facilitate possible attack on the communities.