The Nigerian Army on Tuesday arrested a suspected Boko Haram member who was on the list of 200 fighters declared wanted months ago by the military.
Muhammad Bulama, whose photograph is number 105, according to army spokesperson, Sani Usman, a Colonel, was arrested alongside two others as they headed to a market on horseback in Gujba local government area of 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,” Usman said in a statement.
The army spokesperson said Bulama personally identified his photograph on the list and revealed that his role in the terrorist organisation was rearing animals.
“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,” the statement read.