Police arrest top Boko Haram kingpin in Borno

- Police have arrested a top Boko Haram kingpin Ibrahim Audu Diye alias Romeo in Borno

- Romeo was said to have been terrorizing the state before his arrest

- He reportedly threatened to kill the district head of Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state

A security source has revealed that a top Boko Haram commander was arrested on Thursday, December 14, by the intelligence unit of the Borno state police command following a tip off, The Nation reports.

Legit.ng gathered that the Boko Haram commander, who is known as Ibrahim Audu Diye alias Romeo according to the source was arrested at about 2pm Thursday, December 14, at an undisclosed location in Borno state.

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The source also revealed that Romeo has recently threatened to kill the district head of Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state.

It was also gathered that he has equally been terrorizing that axis before his arrest.

In another development, the source also revealed that military have closed up on Boko Haram terrorists that attacked Mainok town along Damaturu/Maiduguri Highway on Wednesday, December 13.

The source informed that the insurgents were chased to Zari Village of Mobbar Local Government.

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Details of the encounter with the insurgents were however not revealed.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigerian governors from the 36 states of the federation have approved the withdrawal of $1 billion from the excess crude account by the federal government. The money is to be used in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast part of the country.

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