Troops arrested no fewer than 12 fleeing suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Thursday, Colonel Sani Usman, the acting Director of Army Public Relations, has said.
Usman in a statement on Friday in Abuja said all the arrested suspects had been handed over to Joint Investigation Committee for further action.
He added that 18 cows were recovered from them and handed over to the Cattle Market Committee for screening and identification and subsequent hand over to their rightful owners.
Usman said while some of the suspected terrorists were arrested at the cattle market, others were apprehended at checkpoints.
He named them as Abur Modu Magaji, Ibrahim Chari, Bulama Magaji, Nde Ngude, Mustafa Fannami, Abubakakar Modu, Mohammed Merai and Abur Mustafa.
Others are Bakura Agwala, Jatau Yaga, Umar Modu, Abacha Umar and Umar Babagana.