Four suspected Boko Haram militants were yesterday arrested by members of the Civilian JTF in Malari, a village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
Their arrest, which came three days after some insurgents raided communities in the troubled northeastern state, coincided with the visit of Governor Kashim Shettima.
The governor was on solidarity and sympathy visit to Malari after an attack by insurgents claimed nine lives and displaced many.
The people were killed when the militants stormed the villages including: Shettimari, Kammiri, Kakurami, Kalari Auwlari, Burari and Malari , all in Konduga council area.
Governor Shettima was shocked when some youths, alighted from a Volkswagen Golf car wiith four young men, whose hands were tied.
A civilian JTF leader, Nuhu Kumshise said one of the arrested sect member, had been notorious, terrorising and wreaking havoc on the villagers around Konduga.
“We arrested them today after his father handed over them to us. Then they led us into the bush where the two remaining guys hid themselves,” Kumshise said.
One the suspects allegedly confessed to his membership of the deadly group and he further named his leader.
Another member of the Civilian JTF, Bakura Yusuf said: “Long before now we have been told that one of those arrested is the leader who used to lead attacks on us.”
The governor appealed to the hundreds of displaced persons at the Malari Primary School that they would soon be moved in buses to Konduga and that food items as well as other materials will immediately be provided by the state government.