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Troops of 222 Battalion deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE on 2 August 2018 while on ambush operation around Malari village Borno State neutralized two Boko Haram terrorists while others flee into the bush.

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have announced the arrest of a Boko Haram commander on its wanted list of suspects.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Maiduguri.

He said the arrested suspect, Maje Lawan, was number 96 on the wanted list of the Nigerian Army.

Chukwu said the suspect was arrested at a displaced persons camp in Banki, a border town with Cameroun, 126 kilometres, east of Maiduguri, Borno State.

He explained that the wanted Boko Haram commander was arrested when he infiltrated the camp at Banki.

He said: “The suspect is currently undergoing preliminary investigation and would be handed over to the appropriate authority for further action.”

The director urged the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons, movements and activities to the law enforcement agencies for prompt action.

In a related development, he disclosed that troops of 222 Battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole killed two insurgents in an ambush operation in Malari village of the state.

He said the operation, which lasted for over three hours, forced the terrorists to flee into Sambisa Forest and other nearby bushes.

Chukwu added that the troops also recovered 10 bicycles from the fleeing insurgents.

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