A suspected terrorist, Aliyu Ahmed, alias “Aliko”, believed to be a member of the Boko Haram has been arrested by personnel of the Nigerian Army.

The army said Aliko was taken in on Friday by troops of 33 Brigade following a tip off in Yuga village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

He has been hiding in the location, army spokesman, Brigadier-General Sani Usman, said in a statement on Saturday.

"He was found to be in possession of one single barrel gun and one Dane gun.

“During preliminary interrogation, he confessed that he actively participated in several Boko Haram terrorists’ attacks and also owned an AK-47 Rifle which lost during one of the attacks they carried out in 2016.

“His interrogation is still ongoing,” Usman added.

This arrest is coming barely a week after the terrorist group claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Maiduguri, which left many people dead.

A video was released by the group with the supposedly dead Abubakar Shekau in it.

As usual, the voice in the video spoke in Arabic:

“We have killed those we can and have left with the bounties of war we are displaying now,” said a voice on a video released by Boko Haram on Saturday, showing the group’s fighters among piles of ammunition and other supplies.

“We are hale and hearty, contrary to claims that we have been killed.”

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