Policemen in Bauchi state have captured a dreaded Boko Haram leader, one Muhammad Adamu Nafiu, aged 25, of Balanga, Gombe State, at Tama village in Toro LGA of the state.
The announcement was made by the Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar yesterday. He said the suspect is a notorious top commander of Boko Haram, who relocated to Tama village in order to evade arrest after the sect was dislodged by troops at Sambisa Forest.
"Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect was among those declared by the Nigerian Army on Serial Number 176 on its wanted list.
"He has voluntarily confessed to have killed over 150 people in Baga LGA of Borno State alone.
"Case under investigation after which suspect would be handed over to the appropriate authority for discreet investigation," he said.