Army confirms arrest of suspected terrorist

The Army also said that it intercepted four child traffickers and 19 under aged children in Yobe State.

Nigerian soldiers.

In the statement, the army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said that "Aliko" was arrested on Friday by troops of 33 Brigade following a tip off in Yuga village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, where he has been in hiding.

The Army also said that it intercepted four child traffickers and 19 under aged children in Yobe State.

"He was found to be in possession of one single barrel gun and one Dane gun," Usman said.

"During preliminary interrogation, he confessed that he actively participated in several Boko Haram terrorists’ attacks and also owned an AK-47 Rifle which lost during one of the attacks they carried out in 2016.

"His interrogation continued."

He said the four traffickers, who were arrested by of troops of Bravo Company, 120 Battalion at Katarko, were conveying the 19 children from Potiskum to Garin Tuwo, Bungai and Buni Yadi in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe and Galarabala in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.

"Both the suspected traffickers and their victims have been moved to the Brigade Headquarters for transfer to National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons," the army spokesman said.

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