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Police capture Boko Haram commander in Ondo

The military authorities announced on Tuesday that a high-value target in the Boko Haram war has been captured by the police in Ondo State.

The Director of Army Public Relations , Brig . -Gen. Sani Kukasheka, made the announcement in a statement in Maiduguri .

According to the spokesman, Idris Ibrahim Babawo, a top Boko Haram commander, is identified as number 156 in the Boko Haram wanted list .

Babawo, 42 , who also goes by the name Idoko or Nagada, was captured while trying to evade arrest..

Kukasheka said that the jihadist had since been handed over to the military.

“ The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police on Sept. 24 at about 2 : 00 p. m . , arrested a wanted Boko Haram terrorist , Idris Ibrahim Babawo, believed to be number 156 on the wanted Boko Haram terrorists list .

“ He was handed over to the 32 Brigade , 2 Division, Nigerian Army at about 2: 00 p . m . on Sept. 25 by the Ondo State Police Command . ”

Kukasheka said that preliminary investigations showed that the terrorist hailed from Chinade village in the Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State .

He said that Babawo escaped from the North -East because of what he described as sustained military onslaught on the jihadists.

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