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Shekau Tops Nigerian Army’s List Of 86 ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’

The Nigerian Army has released a list of 86 persons wanted in connection with act of terrorism.

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, launched the list alongside Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, at the Nigerian Army Super Camp, Chabbal in Konduga local government area of Borno on Wednesday.

The ceremony also witnessed the launch of civilian JTF, hunters, and vigilantes into the operations of the Nigerian Army Super Camp.

According to Buratai, the two events were part of activities designed for the final push to rid the northeast region of Boko Haram activities.

The army chief called on the public to support the military in fishing out the insurgents.

“It is very important that we must get them to play that important role of identifying these terrorists and their influence from one position to the other,” he said.

“As we collaborate today, this counter insurgency should not be left for the military alone as its success does not fully lie with the military.

“The collaboration with the civil authority as well as the volunteers is a welcome development.”

Zulum reiterated his call on Boko Haram insurgents who hiding in Sambisa forest and bushes in the fringes of Lake Chad to lay down their arms and surrender.

Those on the list are alleged to be members of the dreaded terrorist group.

They include Abubakar Shekau, said to be the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abu Musa Al Barnawi, Modu Sulum, Malkam Umar, Bello Husba, Yan Kolo, Ibrahim Abu Maryam, Baka Kwasari, Bana Gonna, Mohammed Abu Maryam, Abu Imma, and Abu Dardda.

This is not the first time the military would roll out a list of “wanted terrorists”. Some lists have also been released in the past.

The insurgents have been terrorising Nigeria, especially the northeast region, for over a decade.

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