Nigerian Army releases names of 86 ‘most wanted terrorists’ including Boko Haram leader


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

According to the army, those who are on the said list are alleged members of the Boko Haram sect; some of whom are Abubakar Shekau, 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.

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The list was launched by Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, alongside Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state at the Nigerian Army Super Camp, Chabbal in Konduga local government area of Borno.

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

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Buratai said the two events were part of activities designed for the final push to end Boko Haram activities in the north-east region.

The army chief said no “child CJTF” will participate in the operation, calling on the public to support the military in fishing out remnants of the insurgents.

This is the fourth time that the military would roll out lists of “wanted terrorists”.

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Some of those wanted have been on the watch list since 2016, while others were declared wanted for the first time.