The Nigerian Army has declared 100 suspected Boko Haram sect members wanted for “arrests, and prosecution,”.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai enjoined members of the general public to provide useful information to the military and other security agencies on suspects’ hideouts and residences in the North East sub-region of the country.
Information about the “wanted suspects,” according to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, could be delivered by calling three telephone numbers: 0818155888, 08160030300 and 07053333123 to the military.
This was disclosed, Thursday, at the launch of Anti-Boko Haram Terrorists Campaign Materials by Buratai at the Maimalari Cantonment Youth Centre, Maiduguri.
“The fight against Boko Haram insurgency was a collective responsibility of all, including the media. These photographs of terrorists’ suspects are to be identified with their numbers attached to each of the 100 photos, while members of the general public could send in more information on the locations or whereabouts of these Boko Haram sect members that appeared in these special photo identifications. Each of the suspects must have either participated or involved in the ongoing war in the theatre operations of Lafiya Dole
If any member of the general public identifies the location and whereabouts of these suspects, please contact these three telephone numbers in this launched anti-terrorism campaign materials in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.”
Of the 100 photos of the suspects launched by the military, most of them are teenagers, with only three above the age of 70 years.
Buratai however noted that all the informants’ sources and identities will be kept very confidential, as rewards for information about the suspects will be provided by the military.