Nigerian troops said they have arrested a dumb and deaf suspected Boko Haram terrorist who was in possession of eight mobile phones.
Because of his disability claim, his name, age and origin could not be ascertained for now.
“However, he was found to be in possession of eight functioning mobile telephone handsets, bunch of keys, two passport photographs, two amulet charms and a transistor radio, said Brigadier Sani Usman.
Meanwhile, a 45-year-old suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Makinta Ibrahim, has also been arrested.
He was said to be the supplier of petrol and other items to the remnants of the insurgents.
The suspect was arrested at Bay emeritus village in Yobe.
Director of Army Information Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, who confirmed the arrest in a statement, on Thursday, said the suspect hailed from Yaro Grematalti Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe.
“Both suspects are being further investigated,” he said.
Usman said that nine suspected Boko Haram terrorists from Tambashe village, Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno, voluntarily surrendered to troops deployed along Dikwa-Gulumba Gana road.
“While some unscrupulous elements in the society are conniving with remnants of Boko Haram terrorists to continue to commit atrocities, the reality is dawning on the terrorists in the northern part of Borno state.
Two days ago, nine key Boko Haram terrorists from Tambashe village, Dikwa local government area, voluntarily surrendered to troops deployed along Dikwa-Gulumba Gana road.
“The suspects claimed to be tired of the situation under the Boko Haram terrorists group and willingly offer themselves to troops as a mark of repentance.