Nigerian Army releases photographs of 100 wanted Boko Haram terrorists


The Nigerian Army has released photographs of 100 top suspected Boko Haram terrorists it declared wanted on Wednesday.

The Army Spokesperson, Sani Usman, a colonel, said the release of the photographs of the suspected terrorists was to enable the public to assist with information on the suspects.

“The military is therefore asking members of the public with information about any of them to report to security agents,” Mr. Usman said.

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, had on Wednesday in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, launched the circulation of large posters carrying photographs of wanted Boko Haram terrorists including the supposed leader of the insurgents, Abubakar Shekau.

The large posters, with inscription written in various languages of Nigeria, also had phone numbers which the public could easily call or text to indicate which of the characters in the numbered photographs they know or have information of.

The photo posters was launched as part of the counter terrorism material packaged by the Directorate of Army Public Relations.

Mr. Usman had said Wednesday that most of the faces on the poster were those of kingpins of Boko Haram still at large.

He said “members of the public that have any credible information on any of the wanted terrorists should call any of the phone numbers printed on the posters. Mr. Usman said the information given would be treated discreetly and professionally.