Bubayi Isa is supposedly number 37 on the list of Boko Haram insurgents published by the army.

He has been on the wanted list of the military for some years, but the Army said on Wednesday that he has finally been arrested.

Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations said in a statement he issued in Maiduguri that Isa was arrested alongside three other suspects.

The other suspects are Muhammad Buba, Yakubu Abubakar and Yakubu Abdullahi.

Chukwu explained that Isa was arrested on March 20, following an intelligence report, adding that the suspect hailed from Panama village of Biu Local Government of Borno.

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The army spokesman said that preliminary investigations indicated that the suspects participated in operations, coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents at various times.

“Troops of 23 Brigade, Operation Lafiya Dole on March 20, arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Bubayi Isa from Panama village, Gunda District, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State following a tip off...

“The suspects were arrested in Kalaa village in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa.

“The suspects have also confessed of belonging to a Boko Haram terrorists group and their various involvements, following a preliminary investigation by the troops.”