Troops of the Nigerian army’s operation Hadin Kai disclosed it has arrested Yawi Modu, a “high profile Boko Haram member” in Borno state.
Modu, who has been on the wanted list of security operatives, was apprehended along Damboa-Wajiroko road of the state.
Director of army public relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, made the insurgent’s arrest known in a statement shared with Newsmen on Thursday.
He further disclosed troops have also raided an improvised explosive devices (IED) materials hub in Gashua and Damboa LGAs of Yobe and Borno, respectively.
Onyeama said that troops confiscated “50 kilogrammes bags of Urea from the warehouses in the market and two notorious distributors were also arrested”.
“These ISWAP criminals facing the reality of obvious depletion are desperately acquiring IED materials to make explosive devices with which to unleash terror on innocent civilians, in a bid to remain relevant and present a posture of potency,”
“In the sting operation conducted, a total of 281 (50Kg) bags of Urea were recovered from the warehouses in the market, and two notorious distributors were also arrested.
“Recall that Urea fertiliser has been banned by Government because of its use as a major component for manufacturing IED by terrorists.
“The suspects and materials recovered are currently undergoing preliminary investigation.”