A key Boko Haram suspect who was believed to have masterminded recent killings in Benue State has been arrested by the Nigerian Army.
The Nigerian Army says it has arrested a key Boko Haram suspect, Aminu Yaminu, aka Tarshaku, who was believed to have masterminded recent killings in Benue State.
A statement issued on Friday by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Olabisi Ayeni, said the arrest was made possible through combined troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade, Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services in Makurdi.
He said, “Nigerian troops have arrested the key Boko Haram suspect known as Aminu Yaminu, nicknamed Tashaku, who is believed to have masterminded most of the recent attacks in Benue State.
“As earlier stated, Nigerian Army will ensure that the enemies of peace in the state are brought to justice. Nigerian Army encourages all law-abiding citizens to go about their lawful business without fear.
“They should also avail the Nigerian Army and other security agencies of timely information that could lead to the arrest of criminal elements in our society.”
He also pointed out that Aminu had also concluded plans with his cohorts in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Nasarawa states to launch a major attack on innocent citizens in the state.