A high ranking member of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Bulama Kailani Mohammed Metele, whose name was among the list of wanted persons released by the Nigerian army, has surrendered to the troops of 145 Task Force Battalion at Damasak, Borno State.
Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, made this known in a statement issued on Saturday in Maiduguri.
Usman said that Metele, who hails from Tumbun Bera in Borno, belonged to Mamman Nur’s faction of the terrorists group under the leadership of Abu Mustapha.
According to the statement,Metele was number 253 on the Nigerian Army’s list of wanted Boko Haram terrorists, and “is currently undergoing further interrogation.”
In a similar development, the army spokesman said that troops of 158 Task Force Battalion of 5 Brigade, acting on intelligence, have arrested two suspected Boko Haram terrorists carrying out surveillance on Kareto and Dangalti villages.
According to him, preliminary investigation shows that they are on reconnaissance mission to facilitate possible attack on the communities.